This final week of 2019 has us recalling one of Congresses biggest fools and not just because he carries The Mad King's water or spouts Putin's party line during the impeachment hearings. No, Rep. Devin Nunes, Repugnican of California wrote: "I mean no offense to the global warming prophets of doom, but I welcome more offshore energy exploration and want to see it move ahead quickly," in his blog in 2017. Fool on!
We have Breaking News! Our friend and sometimes Enviro Show guest, Michael Kellett has penned an excellent op-ed in The Greenfield Recorder titled "My Turn: Forest Protection Bill H.897: Setting the record straight" which cleanly debunks the junk science coming from both the Warwick & Wendell Selectboards who apparently missed the memo on the Climate Crisis while buying into DCR's bogus approach to so-called "forest management".
On to His Malignancy The Mad King! Let's begin with this headline which fits nicely with this show's focus: "Trump EPA Sued for Putting Millions of Lives at Risk With Rollback of Chemical Safety Rules". Read all about it HERE. Now, in keeping with the moment, how about a look into His Malignancy's record on the Climate Crisis over the past year? Not to mention other rollbacks you may have missed. And, The Mad King's approach to managing our public forests is no better. More than 400,000 people and dozens of local tribal, government, business, and national recreation groups have flooded His Malignancy's U.S. Forest Service with comments opposing its plan to undo safeguards that prevent clearcutting of old-growth trees and road building in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The comment period has ended. Now it's time to......send in the lawyers! Also, reversing a past victory in federal court for wild plains bison, The Mad King's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not be affording any Endangered Species Act protections to the two genetically distinct bison herds living in and around Yellowstone National Park. That would be the very same agency that is now threatening one of the largest Barn Swallow nesting sites in the state, right here in Hadley, MA. We wish Roy Cohen would return from the dead and haunt His Malignancy with the special Holidaze message "It's the Climate Crisis, Stupid!" but no such miracle seems available so "The 2020 Election must be a time of reckoning on climate change"
Time for The Enviro Show Quote of the Year:
After our conversation with Kyla we move on to our Bus Stop Billboard:
Monday January 27, 7 to 9pm. Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering. All Welcome! The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. Go to: http://climateactionnowma.org/
Goodbye Enviro Show fans, we'll be back next year. Meanwhile, remember to listen to your Mother!