FROM Vincent Schilling
Dakota pipeline protests continue, judge reschedules hearing Native Americans and environmentalists have come together from all over the country to protest an oil pipeline they say would disturb sacred land and threaten water supplies. If completed, the pipeline would transport oil nearly 1,200 miles from the oilfields of North Dakota southeast diagonally to Illinois – a length comparable to the now-dead Keystone XL pipeline. Demonstrators have been camped out for months now along parts of the proposed route hoping this pipeline, known as the Dakota Access pipeline, will meet a similar fate. Many converged on Washington on Wednesday , where a federal judge rescheduled an injunction hearing for Sept. 14 .
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.