Remember how plainly he spoke

“Still, coal’s long-term outlook is poor, less because of environmental regulations than market forces, including competition from natural gas and increasingly cost-effective renewable sources. Loosening environmental laws won’t make coal cheaper than natural gas, and it certainly won’t make it cleaner.”


Wrong Message, Wrong Coal Mine
Editorial, The New York Times


Graphic by Rafael Barker



Remember how plainly he spoke
That he’d rescue the blue-collar folk?
Now the miners and truckers
And factory workers
Are the butt of a billionaire’s joke.

© 2017 Colleen Anderson


There’s a war on this planet

“For him to tear up every single regulation instituted by President Obama on climate change and for him to say that that will no longer be a concern when they make their decisions, is not just a f*ck you to the rest of this world, but it’s a declaration of war against the actual planet.” – Michael Moore

There’s a war on this planet declared
by a POTUS who’s conscience impaired.
While reversing the gains
he exploits what remains
and insures that no being is spared.

© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode

The President’s wrecking ball swings

“Mr. Trump made clear that the United States had no intention of meeting the commitments that his predecessor had made to curb planet-warming carbon dioxide pollution, turning denials of climate change into national policy.”

Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies
The New York Times


The President’s wrecking ball swings
at the whim of industrial kings.
“In Money We Trust”
will be scribed in the dust
of the rubble their avarice brings.

© 2017 Mary Boren