(Photo; Up, Craggy stones of Maine's coast. )
Over the past week there have been talks about the United States Government Closing, until proper decisions are made. While we continue to pay for Senators and their Aides, we do not pay those who are in the Environmental Field are forced to shut down...
Luckily, this past weekend, they decided on a budget and continued as they were, so naturally I decided to take the time to explore one of Maine's national parks. Acadia.
Drifter; This piece to me reflects the feeling one gets when they first arrive on the craggy Mount Desert Island.
In February, Trump issued an executive order asking the EPA to repeal and replace the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the US rule.
Ripple; The sea opens to the sky.
In March he introduced another executive order to look into ways to roll back regulations on a number of Obama-era policies pertaining to climate change, that included emissions rules for power plants, limits on methane leaks, a moratorium on federal coal leasing, and the use of the social cost of carbon to guide government actions.
The 5 Points; Overlooking Bar Harbor
One of Trump's initial executive orders placed a blanket hiring freeze across government departments and agencies. It left 350 positions at the EPA unfilled including more than 100 scientists in specialties like environmental science, life science, and physical science.
Lichen; An interesting creature found on Cadillac Mountains granite.
As of today the EPA's us.gov website is blank...
Beehive; The mouth of the bear.
So before it's lost forever, we should realize what beauty lies within our world, and we should fight for whats right, for us, the world, and the future.