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Giraffes In Danger!

Photo by Tanya Sanerib, Center for Biological Diversity. Used with kind courtesy.

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Failure to Protect Giraffes

Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration for failing to consider protections for Africa’s rapidly dwindling giraffe population under the Endangered Species Act.

Today’s lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C, comes weeks after the International Union for the Conservation of Nature updated its assessment of Africa’s giraffes, reaffirming the species is “vulnerable” to extinction and classifying two subspecies as “critically endangered.”

The suit challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s refusal to act on an April 2017 petition seeking Endangered Species Act protection for giraffes. The agency was required to respond within 90 days, but 19 months have passed without action.

“Giraffes capture our imaginations from childhood on, but many people don’t realize how few are left in the wild,” said Tanya Sanerib, international legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Instead of throwing these unique animals a lifeline under the Endangered Species Act, Trump officials are twiddling their thumbs. Trump will be to blame if future generations know giraffes only as toys and not the long-necked icons of Africa.”

Fewer than 100,000 giraffes remain in the wild, and the population dropped nearly 40 percent over the past three decades. The species is gravely imperiled by habitat loss, civil unrest, and illegal hunting for meat, and is also threatened by the international trade in bone carvings, skins and trophies.

Anna Frostic, managing wildlife attorney for the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, said: “The United States cannot stand idly by and allow thousands of U.S. imports of giraffe parts every year without any regulation while these animals are on a path to extinction. It is time that the United States stands tall for giraffes and gives this at-risk species the protection that it urgently needs.”

Endangered Species Act protection would help track and curb imports of giraffe bones, trophies and other parts and increase funding for conservation efforts in Africa. On average the United States imports more than one giraffe hunting trophy a day, and the country imported more than 21,400 giraffe-bone carvings between 2006 and 2015.

 “Giraffes are headed toward extinction, in part due to our country’s importation of giraffe parts and trophies. It’s shameful — though unsurprising — that the Interior Department has refused to protect them under the Endangered Species Act and I hope the courts will agree.” –Elly Pepper, deputy director of NRDC’s Wildlife Trade Initiative

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., by the Center for Biological Diversity, Humane Society International, Humane Society of the United States and Natural Resources Defense Council.

NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

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Victory: Court Strikes Down Keystone Pipeline

In Blow to Pipeline Project, Court Invalidates Trump Administration’s Keystone XL Environmental Review, Blocks Construction

A federal judge ruled last week that the Trump administration violated bedrock U.S. environmental laws when approving a federal permit for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. The judge blocked any construction on the pipeline and ordered the government to revise its environmental review.

The decision is a significant setback for a pipeline that investors are already seriously questioning the project. TransCanada has not yet announced a Final Investment Decision on whether to move forward and build Keystone XL should it receive all the necessary permits.


On November 16, 2017, TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline reportedly spilled more than 200,000 gallons of tar sands ( the world’s dirtiest oil) in South Dakota. This spill has now contaminated the environment and threatens local communities.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris found that the Trump administration’s reliance on a stale environmental review from 2014 violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. This ruling follows the court’s previous decision on August 15 to require additional analysis of the new route through Nebraska.

The court required the U.S. Department of State to revise the proposed project’s environmental impact statement to evaluate the extraordinary changes in oil markets that have occurred since the previous review was completed in 2014; to consider the combined climate impacts of approving both the Keystone XL and other tar sands pipelines; to study the many cultural resources along the pipeline’s route; and to examine the harmful risks of oil spills on nearby water and wildlife.

The State Department must also provide a reasoned explanation for its decision to reverse course and approve the permit, after the Obama administration denied it just three years ago on the same set of facts.

Based on these violations, the court ordered the State Department to revise its environmental analysis, and prohibited any work along the proposed route — which would cross Nebraska, South Dakota, and Montana — until that analysis is complete.

Keystone XL would have carried up to 35 million gallons a day of Canadian tar sands — one of the world’s dirtiest energy sources — across critical water sources and wildlife habitat to Gulf Coast refineries.

Plaintiffs Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club filed the lawsuit in March 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana.

Quotes

“Today’s ruling is a victory for the rule of law, and it’s a victory for common sense stewardship of the land and water upon which we all depend. Despite the best efforts of wealthy, multinational corporations and the powerful politicians who cynically do their bidding, we see that everyday people can still band together and successfully defend their rights. All Americans should be proud that our system of checks and balances can still function even in the face of enormous strains,” said Dena Hoff, Montana farmer and member-leader of the Northern Plains Resource Council.

“Farmers and our Tribal Nation allies in Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana celebrate today’s victory foiling the Trump dministration’s scheme to rubber-stamp the approval of Keystone XL. This now ten-year battle is still far from over. We’ll continue to stand together against this tar sands export pipeline that threatens property rights, water and climate at every opportunity, at every public hearing. People on the route deserve due process and the Ponca Trail of Tears must be protected,” said Mark Hefflinger, communications director for Bold Alliance.

“Today’s ruling makes it clear once and for all that it’s time for TransCanada to give up on their Keystone XL pipe dream,” said Sierra Club Senior Attorney Doug Hayes. “The Trump administration tried to force this dirty pipeline project on the American people, but they can’t ignore the threats it would pose to our clean water, our climate, and our communities.”

“This is a complete repudiation of the Trump administration’s attempts to evade environmental laws and prioritize oil company profits over clean water and wildlife,” said Jared Margolis, senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Keystone XL would devastate species and put communities at risk of contamination. There’s simply no excuse for approving this terrible project. We need to move away from fossil fuel dependence, not support more devastation.”

“Keystone XL would be a disaster for the climate and for the people and wildlife of this country,” said Jackie Prange, senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “As the court has made clear yet again, the Trump administration’s flawed and dangerous proposal should be shelved forever.”

“Today’s ruling is a decisive moment in our fight against the corporate polluters who have rushed to destroy our planet,” said Marcie Keever, legal director at Friends of the Earth. “Rejecting the destructive Keystone XL pipeline is a victory for the grassroots activists who have worked against the Keystone XL pipeline for the past decade. Environmental laws exist to protect people and our lands and waters. Today, the courts showed the Trump administration and their corporate polluter friends that they cannot bully rural landowners, farmers, environmentalists and Native communities.”

Hollywood Sentinel states, “Only an idiot denies global warming and climate change.  And only those with no regard for the Earth, or the health of plants, animals, and human beings on Earth would strive to exploit the planet for more dirty fossil fuels, rather than wisely invest in, develop, and use cleaner energy such as electric,  and even better still; wind and solar. ”

About the Center for the Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.
This content is (c). 2018 Center for the Biological Diversity, used with kind courtesy for The Hollywood Sentinel.

Why Use Sunrider®

Fitness Model Britt, Photo by Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com  February 9, 2007, By Toglenn – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, WikiCommons.

Ever since first trying Sunrider® products many years ago, I have loved them all. Trying to explain the products to you if you have not tried them, would be kind of like trying explain to someone how good it feels after a nice hike or gym work out who has not gone.

You simply have to try Sunrider® products, to experience the great effect it has on your body afterwards. I’ll try to textualize a few ideas about some specific products I love, to share with you just a few of my favorites, here below;

Fortune Delight®: I have never had such a tea that cleanses the system through liquid, better than coffee, and without the jitters. It is simply a great tea.

Sunrider VitaFruit®: It is like nothing I have ever tasted, and truly one of my favorite drinks.

Evergreen®: This drink is also one of my favorites, and absolutely amazing. I love it by itself, and mixed in a glass of water with some SunnyDew®.

SunnyDew®: If your blood sugar is a bit low, you can take a few drops of this and feel better, and it has such a great sweet taste, and so much better than sugar, which I never use.

SunSmile®: The herbal toothpaste is so great. I’ll admit I have bought mainstream brand toothpastes from the dollar store before. Using them is really terrible, because the poison in those brands are just horrible. If you have ever accidentally swallowed one of those brands before, your stomach would feel like it was on fire. If you ate too much, it could kill you. Who wants to have something like that in their body? I sure don’t. Sunrider® toothpaste isn’t poison, and it works good.

Kandesn® deodorant: Most deodorants are poison and don’t work. Sunrider® deodorant smells so good! And it works, and it’s healthy.  The texture of it is amazing, and unlike any I have ever seen, it’s great.

SunTrim® Shake: The first time I had this product, I mixed it with 2 scoops of the SunFit® Protein Plus. After less than a half a glass of it, I was full for the entire day. I was shocked, because I’m generally vegan, and used to get majorly hungry every few hours. Not any more! I was so stunned, I went around for weeks talking about this product but was really irritated that it was not out on the market yet, and our samples ran out. Finally–it’s out! I now take the same combo of this daily. I like the SunTrim® Shake mixed with SunFit® Protein Plus, and also a little fresh fruit such as strawberries or banana, and that is basically my breakfast and sometimes even serves as my lunch too–when I don’t do a heavy workout. I was up to 160 pounds before I started using this regularly, and in less than 30 days, I lost 10 pounds, and reduced my body mass (fat) index.***

SunTrim® Shake is absolutely amazing and one of the best drinks ever to lose weight or not be too hungry. You have to try it, if you want to lose weight, or build more muscle definition–or, just cut down on your grocery bill! It has no adverse effects, except when my stomach does make hunger noises now if it ever does, it doesn’t hurt or bother me like it used to. I’m no longer a victim over my diet, I am now in control over it, and that’s incredible.

Dr. Chen® Hand & Body Lotion: I used to never use lotion, but got this as a gift, and I absolutely love it. It smells as great as an expensive cologne I used to wear years ago, except without any bad chemicals, and is good for the skin.

There is not one Sunrider® product that I have tried or used that I didn’t like. These are truly superior, great products that anyone with any good taste, and intelligence will love.

–Bruce Edwin

Visit the link below to order Sunrider® through me, and even sign up to have your own business with Sunrider®,  with free personal coaching by Bruce Edwin and / or his team. You may also call and leave your number for more information at 310-226-7176 or contact Bruce through the contact form on this site. 

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** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*** Results may vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort. Exercise and proper diet are required to achieve and maintain weight loss. Please consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.
This content is (c). 2018, Hollywood Sentinel, Bruce Edwin, with the exception of trade names which are copyrighted and trademarked Sunrider ® and legal disclaimer which is (c). Sunrider ®, all world rights reserved.