Friday, October 19 2018

US

Study: Democrat/Republican Partisan Divide Is the Worst It’s Ever Been

Oct. 1, 2018 - Party polarization is even worse than most people think, according to a new Michigan State University study. And neither party can shoulder...

Trump rated lower for trustworthiness than Obama, Bush, Clinton

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 1, 2018 – Donald Trump receives generally negative ratings from the public across a range of personal traits and characteristics, according...

Hurricane-Impacted Communities, Allies Challenge Factory Farm Pollution Exemption from Federal Emergency Preparedness Law

WASHINGTON, DC October 1, 2018 - As North Carolina communities grapple with the pollution from industrial pig, chicken, and turkey operations that flooded during...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration for Gutting Methane Waste Rule

SAN FRANCISCO October 1, 2018 - A broad coalition of conservation and citizens’ groups sued the Trump administration late last Friday to challenge the Bureau...

In the Face of a Shutdown, Trump and Congress Delay Border Wall Fight Until...

Sept. 28, 2018 - President Trump announced on Wednesday that he plans to sign a spending bill that will fund some federal agencies for...

Schiff Statement on Vote to Send Russia Investigation Transcripts for Classification Review and Eventual...

Washington, DC, Sept. 28, 2018 – Today, after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) voted to send fifty-three transcripts to the Director...

Feinstein Speaks on Republican Decision to Ignore Blasey Ford Testimony

Washington September 28, 2018 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today delivered opening remarks on Republicans’ decision to ignore Dr. Christine...

ABA president calls for FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2018 — American Bar Association President Bob Carlson sent a letter Thursday night to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging...

Harris Commends Blasey Ford’s Courage, Presses Kavanaugh to Call for an FBI Investigation into...

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 27, 2018 - At today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) commended Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for...

Judiciary Committee Democrats to Trump: Withdraw Kavanaugh Nomination

Washington September 26, 2018 - Following the release of a sworn affidavit from Julie Swetnick detailing new allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh,...

As Senate holds first hearing on PFAS, groups demand action to protect drinking water

Washington, DC September 26, 2018 - In the wake of widespread contamination of drinking water, today Environment America and its allies are urging the...

Grizzlies Saved: Court Stops Trophy Hunt of Yellowstone’s Iconic Bears

MISSOULA, Mont. September 24, 2018 - Federal safeguards for Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears were reinstated today after a judge ruled that the Trump...

Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change

Sept. 24, 2018 - For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure...

AILA: New Rule Would Impose Class-Based Limits on Immigration, Bringing Harm to Hardworking Families

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 24, 2018 — On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced the upcoming publication of a proposed rule that if...

HRC Calls On DHS To Address Alarming Rate Of Sexual Abuse LGBTQ Detainees Face...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2018 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

National Monuments Lawsuits to Stay in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. September 24, 2018 - Today a federal judge ruled that the lawsuits to decide the fate of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante...

Open Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee from Yale Law Faculty

September 21, 2018 - As the Senate Judiciary Committee debates Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, we write as faculty members of Yale Law School, from...

Shrinking the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a disaster for paleontology

Landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, one of the most abundant fossil fields in the world. P. David Polly, 2018, CC BY-ND P....

ICE Using Detained Children as Bait to Arrest Immigrants Coming Forward to Care for...

Sept. 21, 2018 - In a piece filed late yesterday, CNN’s Tal Kopan draws attention to the latest horrifying tactic employed by ICE under...

Alliance for Justice: GOP Counteroffer to Dr. Blasey Ford Is More Bullying

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 2018 - In response to reports that the Republican leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to reject a proposal...