Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Trump, Cruz vow to undo Obama environmental work
GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are pledging to undo several Obama administration climate efforts and block future work on global warming if elected this fall.
In responding to a survey from the American Energy Alliance, both candidates said they would undo major Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency rules on clean water and power plant carbon emissions, with Trump saying, “under my administration, all EPA rules will be reviewed.”
Both candidates said they oppose a carbon tax, a policy Obama has praised but not pushed while president. Cruz and Trump reiterated positions on which they differ. Cruz, for
example, opposes the federal ethanol mandate; Trump supports it. Cruz
said the federal government should sell some of its land to states or
private interests; Trump said he supports a “shared governance
structure” between the state and federal government. “This first
step would allow for maintaining the aesthetics of the land while
finding ways to gain revenue that would benefit both the federal and
state governments,” Trump wrote...more