Adam Sarvana

Republicans Wipe Out Stream Protection Rule, Giving Gift to Big Coal While Threatening Public and Environmental Health

Washington, D.C.—House Republicans began their all-out assault on regulatory health, safety and financial protections Wednesday by voting to repeal the Stream Protection Rule, which would help protect waterways and communities from the negative effects of unchecked coal mining. Following the just-concluded House vote to wipe out the Stream Protection Rule, a Department of the Interior regulation that regulates the dumping of waste from mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said the vote was a stark reminder of the fact that Republicans in Congress, just as much as President Donald Trump, are responsible for wiping out our nation’s public health and environmental legacy.

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How Trump's Mexican Border Wall Will Threaten Native Tribes - and Could Even Make Species Extinct

Washington, D.C. – President Trump yesterday signed an executive order that pursues the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – a project that would harm wildlife, erode tribal sovereignty, disrupt communities and perpetuate a humanitarian crisis. Despite repeated promises that “Mexico will pay,” House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that American taxpayers will pay billions for Trump’s wall.  

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GOP Prepares to Cancel Key Environmental Rules - Will Dems Be United in Opposition?

Washington, D.C. – Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Monday sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to the entire House Democratic Caucus urging a united front against House Republican leaders’ plan to eliminate two environmental standards—the Stream Protection Rule and the Methane Waste Prevention Rule (MWPR)—using the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

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Republicans Block House Amendment to Assess Environmental Impact of Dakota Access Pipeline

Republicans late Tuesday blocked a House vote on an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act by Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) that would have made completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline dependent on the Army Corps of Engineers publishing a full environmental impact statement for the project. The amendment, originally offered on Monday, was technically “ruled out of order” by the majority of the House Rules Committee even though it complied fully with House rules.

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