Best of the Left Podcast : #1205 The multi-front war on the environment and our health

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Air Date: 8/28/2018

Today we take a look at just some of the many ways the Trump administration is systematically attacking the environment and our health to pave the way for increased profits for the business interests who have the administration's ear

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Ch. 1: Profit Over Grizzlies: Trump Admin Tries to Gut Endangered Species Act for Oil & Mining Interests - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 07-25-18

The Trump administration has announced plans to gut the Endangered Species Act, ordering federal agencies to consider economic impacts before listing animals to be protected under the law.

Ch. 2: Record heats and record fires - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 8-14-18

The Trump administration is using extreme fires and an excuse to unnecessarily weaken endangered species protections.

Ch. 3: Trump EPA Allowing ASBESTOS Back into Manufacturing - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 8-11-18

The Trump EPA is building a framework to allow new uses of the toxic carcinogen asbestos.

Ch. 4: Rewriting the rules to harm more Americans - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 6-12-18

The Trump EPA wants to undo pollution standards by systematically downplaying health benefits to people of avoiding pollution.

Ch. 5: Sec. Ryan Zinke's Monumental Screw-Up - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 8-3-18

Aaron Weiss of the Center for Western Priorities explains the "monumental screw up" when the U.S. Department of Interior accidentally released un-redacted documents exposing how agency officials rejected data on the benefits of public lands.

Ch. 6: How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's - PBS NewsHour - Air Date 8-21-18

The Trump administration unveiled its plan to reverse President Obama's coal pollution rules. The new EPA proposal, called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, would give states leeway on whether to limit emissions and allow older power plants to operate.

Ch. 7: Fighting for the environment now means fighting against the EPA - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 8-23-18

Trump administration plans to roll back Obama's clean energy plan and vehicle mileage and emissions standards while acknowledging that both moves will cause more deaths.

Ch. 8: Rise for Climate - A Global Day of Action on September 8th via @350 - Best of the Left Activism

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Ch. 9: Writer Victor Wallis presents a socialist framework for ecological revolution. - @thisishellradio - Air Date 7-30-18

Writer Victor Wallis presents a socialist framework for ecological revolution. Victor is author of "Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism" from Political Animal Press.

Ch. 10: Final comments



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