A New Bill Would Protect Immigrant Farmworkers. It Has Little Chance Of Survival.

For many months now, farmworkers’ anxieties have been growing. Following President Donald Trump’s promise last fall to imprison or deport or some 3 million undocumented immigrants from this country, many of the nation’s farmworkers — an estimated half of whom are undocumented — fear that this enforcement push will target them and their families. Some of those farmworkers […]

SWAMP Act Would Make Donald Trump Pay For His Own Visits To Mar-A-Lago

A new bill that a Democratic congressman introduced would put the financial burden on President Donald Trump for his frequent visits to his own properties. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) introduced the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President ― or SWAMP ― Act to the House this month. If passed, taxpayers would be reimbursed for the […]

Americans Would Pay $17.2 Billion To Prevent Another Deepwater Horizon Disaster

As the world looks back on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster seven years later, a study released this week highlights the costly ecological impacts of the largest maritime oil spill on record. Scientists found that Americans would be willing to pay an estimated $ 17.2 billion to prevent another catastrophe like the BP oil spill, which […]

If It Were Up To Us, This Angry Mets Fan Would Do The Commute Report Every Day

We hear you, Frank Fleming. The New York Mets fan had his Opening Day trip to see his beloved team delayed by a train derailment at Penn Station in New York City. Take it away, Frank: This @Mets fan's reaction was totally appropriate pic.twitter.com/lxiCGRgGgq — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 4, 2017 Fleming became somewhat of […]

This Proposed Pipeline Would Cut Right Through The Appalachian Trail

Environmental groups are voicing opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and require clearing a previously protected corridor of forest. The Mountain Valley Pipeline would transport natural gas from northwest West Virginia to southern Virginia, according to The Wilderness Society, which published an editorial this week saying […]