Trump Administration May Sell Or Transfer Land Cut From Utah Monument

The Trump administration is considering transferring or selling more than 1,600 acres of federal land that until recently were protected as part of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, according to a draft resource management plan published Wednesday, despite repeated assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that he would not sell or transfer federal lands. The…

Elevating Ocean-Based Climate Solutions – Center for American Progress

When the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, U.S. non-federal actors—including states, cities, and businesses—launched alliances and initiatives to express their support for the agreement.1 This nonfederal climate movement, once largely a reactive communications exercise, is increasingly engaging in international climate diplomacy. Elevating Ocean-Based Climate Solutions –…

Justice Department, DEA Propose Significant Opioid Manufacturing Reduction …

The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year. Consistent with President Trump’s “Safe Prescribing Plan” that seeks to “cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years,” the proposal decreases manufacturing quotas for the most six…