Here it is, the Court Order:

17-35105_Upholds Restraining Order

Tell the White House what you think of tRump’s Executive Order 13769 Muslim Ban:

Looking forward to catching up with Ted Nace soon in San Francisco.  He’s author of Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy — get your copy HERE.

Alan Muller and I had the good fortune of meeting him through our “no coal” work and the “No New Coal Plants” list that was instrumental in stopping so many coal gasification plants across the U.S., including Minnesota’s Excelsior Energy Mesaba Project (see also the NRG coal gasification plant proposed for Delaware.  He wrote this Orion article about that coal gasification fight (a couple things are off — hey, Ted, it’s an ORANGE crate!!):

Orion-Stopping Coal in its Tracks – Ted Nace – JanFeb 2008

And from that, he also also wrote:

Climate Hope: On the Front Lines of the Fight Against Coal

Check these out, you can find them reasonably priced at  Support your independent bookseller!

UPDATE: Corps grants easement to Dakota Access LLC

You may have read tRump’s Memorandum pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to ram through the Dakota Access pipeline:

Trump_Memorandum Dakota Access

From the Stanley Gazette:

Breaking News: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ready to Grant Easement for DAPL

And from the DC District Federal Court, here are the filings:

Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline – Memorandum – Document No. 207-02032

The Army rolled, and here are the documents stating intent to issue the DAPL easement across Lake Oahe, and the Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement:

ACoE_Notice Regarding Recently Issued Documents

Ex_1_Notice to Congress

Ex_2_Compliance with Presidential Memorandum

Ex_3_To Federal Register_Notice of Termination

How is this anything but “arbitrary and capricious” action on the part of the Army Corps of Engineers?

YES!  On the move.  BNSF has permit to trigger avalanches to mitigate risk of more in this HUGE snowstorm — over 5 feet of snow dumped on Montana.  What a mess!  Amtrak says service should start Friday… we shall see!

Amtrak passengers finally on the move after being stranded along Hi-Line due to avalanche

Historic winter storm drops more than 5 feet of snow in parts of Montana


BNSF to re-open Montana route following avalanche

Two Amtrak trains stranded in Montana due to avalanche on Marias …

Passengers irritated still stranded on Amtrak in Montana

Bad news for regular people trying to get by, the protective measures to keep us safe from “Wall Street” grifters are being rolled back:

Presidential Memorandum on February 03, 2017

Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule

Executive Order on February 03, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

This is the one I’m most concerned about:

I’ve been focused on the Muslim Ban and the federal court festivities, so haven’t read these yet.  Have at it!  They’re your for the clicking…