California Governor Jerry Brown Says State Will Launch Its Own Pollution Monitoring Satellite – Gizmodo

I’ve been watching the show on Netflix from the BBC Called Death in Paradise, one I highly recommend, and it said something very wise and that is that paradise is where you find it. I was lucky enough to find Paradise in Los Angeles almost 18 years ago. and living in California is a very special experience. Sure we have great weather, and movie stars and all of that but it’s the people and it’s government that they choose that makes it Paradise for me.

While the Tangerine nightmare in the White House systematically tries to dismantle everything good that President Obama did there is one Bastion in the United States that is stepping up to the plate and making sure that the environment, at least in our part of the world is not destroyed by him. You can tell by the people he chooses to run the EPA that the Tangerine nightmare on how he believes that he is not the steward of our children’s future. By the way not the name I made up, Bill Maher did that, and I won’t be using his name very often on my blog anymore, so the current occupant of the White House is the Tangerine Nightmare on this blog. The first and very corrupt Scott Pruitt sued the EPA as the Attorney General of Oklahoma and had vowed to destroy it. Well while we all cheered at his demise from the administration quietly the Tangerine nightmare put in an oil and coal company lobbyist in his place. Sure he is being more respectful of the people’s money but not of our future. So I am so proud that the state of California is currently being run by Jerry Brown. And Jerry Brown our governor has decided that we are going to move on with climate change study and not let the federal government hold us back. At almost 65 years old I never thought I would be saying that the federal government would be holding back on Environmental Protections and here we are. It’s why I support and holy believe that Gavin Newsom will be our next governor so that he can carry on Governor Jerry Brown’s Legacy.

AVB

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Toxic red tide is making Floridians sick — and angry – NBC News

It seems the grand old party or Republicans as they like to be called are hell-bent I’m getting everyone angry at them except for their small bass that they hope will come out and vote. I guess this angerfist. They’re on would be okay if it were not now causing Floridians to be angry. There’s nothing more sad than to see a dead manatee. I was fortunate enough to live over Biscayne Bay where a family of manatees lived below my apartment and they were the most delightful and peace-loving on our planet. But with the Republicans hell-bent on destroying the environment things are going to start boiling over as it were. Case in point first you get the red tide then you get a blue green algae which suffocates the oceans and takes all of the oxygen out, the life-giving oxygen.

Sure Scott Pruitt is gone from the EPA but he was replaced by a fossil fuel lobbyist, need I say more.

The Stranglehold on power that the Republican Party seems to crave is going to be their undoing.

Sure, Supreme Court nominee Cavanaugh would seem great now if you’re a lifelong Republican but how great will he be when your grandson turns out to be gay?

AVB

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Fish are washed ashore on the Sanibel causeway after dying in a red tide on Aug. 1 in Sanibel, Florida.Joe Raedle / Getty Images file

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week – The Washington Post

The Trump regime and its Cadre of collaborators who are in the pocket of big corporations that don’t want to see regulations that will help our planet survive. These companies don’t live on a long-term plan most Executives only last five to seven years in a company all they care about is what they can do now. The future that’s not their problem and it seems they don’t really care about their kids, grandkids or the future of our planet.

we have an EPA administrator who is so deep in a quagmire of scandals it’s amazing that this man still has a job. In any Corporation he would have been fired by now. But he’s following exactly what the Trump regime wants. Do everything to increase the economy on the short-term so that they get reelected. What’s happening though is the price of gas. Has anybody noticed how quickly it’s going up? You can mark the date of when we pulled out of the Iran agreement as the beginning of the rise in fuel prices. You may think the Trump regime would want the fuel prices to remain low, but you are wrong. They want to blame the countries that have the predominance of oil for this increase. Of course they will never ever ever criticize Russia and its giant oil industry.

on this Fourth of July I hope we as a planet will take heat and do something to protect the future of our children and grandchildren if we are to have a planet at all.

There is no Planet B as President Macron has said.

AVB

Washington Post article here

(University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer)

Oversight chairman probes Pruitt’s $50-a-month condo deal – TheHill

You know Scott Pruitt is done, and I don’t mean medium rare. I mean chared to the Bone done, when he gets a republican member of Congress to go against Trump. He spent Millions on his personal security. Went to Morocco of all places to sell natural gas. Why does the EPA administrator need to go to Morocco to sell natural gas? Is that in the EPA administrator job duties? He built a soundproof booth because he thinks he’s Get Smart. The Washington Post now is saying that three White House officials have confirmed that Pruitt lied on Fox News to Ed Henry when he said he knew nothing about the ridiculous pay raises he gave to his friends from Oklahoma. In fact he’s the one who approved them. He’s turned the EPA into the environmental pollution Administration and I just plain don’t like him.

I feel like he may be let go over the weekend when less people are watching the news although the president may be too occupied with watching the Masters on Golf Channel like he was doing wow on a flight on Air Force One. Can you imagine if President Obama was caught watching the Golf Channel on Air Force One? It would be full confession investigations right now. Fox News would be blowing up. We did watch his cabre of people chowing down on our food and it was disgusting, especially Steven Miller.

Aren’t we all tired of winning, this winning has to stop. Now everything we buy from China is going to go up in price a nice tax increase for the poor and the middle class. Winning that’s all we do is win. I can’t wait till this winning is over.

Trump said he was ending catch-and-release, I didn’t know it was going to be in his cabinet.

AVB

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Trump administration moves on two fronts to challenge California environmental protections – LA Times

How dare they?

On a recent town hall meeting over the phone with my representative Jimmy Gomez he told us about something that runs in the Republican party in Congress. It’s called ABC or anybody but California. we are the largest state in the Union in population. We are the largest economy in the Union. We are if an independent country the fifth largest economy in the world. And it seems that they hate us for it. They hate us for our clean air, clean water and beautiful way of living. I don’t want to leave the union I just want to make a more perfect union.

Scott Pruitt when he worked for the state of Oklahoma sued the EPA countless times. He has publicly said that the EPA should be dismantled, and let’s not forget the fact that he takes bribes. He’s living in a condominium one block from the Capitol building in Washington in some of the most pricey real estate. He has every right to live there if you paid for it. Instead he’s paying 1/3 of the going rate for that apartment that he leases from an oil company that he’s given special permissions to drill in preserved lands. Sure he takes first class flights, he says he doesn’t like the people in coach telling him what they think about him. I guess he feels more comfortable with the millionaires who he kowtows to. If he acted like a real governmental official he would be looking after the best interest of our country and our planet but he doesn’t care.

It’s time that we fire him and his boss, end of discussion.

AVB

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to agency employees in Washington. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California – LA TIMES

Under Scott Pruitt, EPA should be renamed to the Environmental Destruction Agency.

I remember a time when the Republican Party thought that states rights overrule the federal government’s. I remember during the Obama Administration when President Obama was signed executive orders because the Republican Congress would not pass legislation he was attacked for over reach. This president and this EPA administrator have a special place in hell. They don’t care about our children because the NRA tells him not to care and they don’t care about the air and water we breathe and drink because corporations don’t want to have regulations imposed upon them so they can poisonous to save a penny.

The American car companies are short-sighted. If they don’t build fuel efficient cars there will be no American car companies. The rest of the world is not sitting and waiting to see what do United States is doing and they are in the Forefront of producing the most fuel efficient cars available.

Everyday I have to see cornerstones of what makes America great being dismantled by this violin ministration. This is becoming untenable.

California wolf fights and we’ll fight hard because we are people of conviction hands we will not let the federal government destroyed our state.

AVB

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Vehicles at a BP gas station in Hoboken, N.J. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)