The leader of a union representing about half of B.C.'s First Nations, supported by two of Metro Vancouver's largest cities, vowed on Monday to continue protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
I'm guessing the typical American news consumer has heard her name a couple of hundred times in the past eight weeks. I'd also surmise that the typical American news consumer hasn't the slightest idea who Marjory Stoneman Douglas is.
Top Weekend News<p>Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport of the <em>New York Times</em> have the story on a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/climate/scott-pruitt-epa-rollbacks.html" target="_blank">pattern of sloppiness</a> in EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's efforts to roll back environmental laws and regulations.</p><p><span></span>Tony Barboza of the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> reports on the Southern California Air Quality Management District's delay in enacting restrictions on <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-aqmd-freight-pollution-20180406-story.html" target="_blank">truck and train pollution.</a><a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-aqmd-freight-pollution-20180406-story.html"></a></p><p><em>The Guardian</em> tells of the <a href="https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/06/we-know-we-may-be-killed-the-rangers-risking-their-lives-for-virungas-gorillas?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true" target="_blank">stunning death toll among wildlife rangers</a> in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<br></p><p>Portugal continues to provide a <a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/05/599886059/in-march-portugal-made-more-than-enough-renewable-energy-to-power-the-whole-coun" target="_blank">global example</a> for green energy (NPR)</p>
Opinions and Editorials<p>EHN/Daily Climate founder Pete Myers on the <a href="http://www.ehn.org/developing-nations-to-study-ways-to-dim-sunshine-slow-warming-2556437215.html" target="_blank">"existential trap"</a> of solar geoengineering as a climate fix.</p><p>David Roberts of <em>Vox: </em>Tribalism may have put Scott Pruitt in office, but <a href="https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/4/7/17205276/trump-scott-pruitt-tribalism" target="_blank">it may not be enough to save him.</a></p>
The Week in Trump<p>From <em>Buzzfeed:</em> A Tea Party group has <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/tariniparti/scott-pruitt-conservatives-support?utm_term=.mtlzz7GKeR#.pqgPP05XOe" target="_blank">launched a Twitterstorm</a> to support Scott Pruitt and save his job. Meanwhile, <em>Politico </em>reports that Pruitt <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/06/pruitt-was-the-kato-kaelin-of-capitol-hill-505658" target="_blank">overstayed his welcome</a> at the Capitol Hill townhouse where he rented a room. The owners had to change the locks.</p><p>Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledges that there's <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-oil-offshore/interiors-zinke-sees-little-demand-for-new-u-s-offshore-drilling-idUSKCN1HD2IM" target="_blank">little interest in expanded offshore drilling</a> among oil & gas producers. </p><p>The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters reports on a <a href="https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/04/05/key-fox-shows-are-ignoring-network-s-damning-interview-scott-pruitt/219870" target="_blank">quandary for Fox News</a>: Its chief White House correspondent, Ed Henry, did a devastating interview with EPA boss Scott Pruitt. But other Fox shows are ignoring the news that was made by the surprising interview.</p><p>From <em>The Revelator: </em>Budget cuts may trigger a <a href="http://therevelator.org/trump-plant-extinctions-hawaii/" target="_blank">rash of extinctions</a> among now-protected species.</p>
A Philippines grandmother fought to get a toxic coal stockpile out of her neighborhood. Three bullets stopped her
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An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.