The judge ruled that the State Department environmental analysis "fell short of a 'hard look"' on the impacts of the pipeline on greenhouse gas emissions and Native American lands, and said the Trump administration "ignored" the Obama administration's policies on climate in reversing the decision to stop the pipeline.
If you care about the environment and climate change, VOTE! Sadly, Americans who list the environment as one of their top concerns have a voting rate below the national average. Let's change that in this election!
Thank you, Tribune Editorial Board, for the endorsement of Measure G! You rightly zeroed in on what is arguably the most important reason to vote YES on G. There are risks that fracking could cause pollution of our water resources and oil spills may happen again, but global warming is happening NOW and is caused primarily by the burning of fossil fuels. With the White House doing nothing about the problem, it is essential that cities, counties, and states do what we can to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy. Measure G does just that. By prohibiting the expansion of oil exploration and production on County lands while allowing existing production to continue, it sets up exactly the type of transition we need to make. Vote YES on G!