About: Leslie Eastman

I am an Environmental Health and Safety Professional, as well as a science/technical writer for a variety of news and professional publications. I have been a citizen activist since 2009, and am one of the co-founders of the San Diego-based group, Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition.




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California sues Trump administration over ‘Sanctuary City’ policies

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:00pm 8/15/2017 at 9:00pm
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This week’s battle between President Donald Trump’s administration and California has escalated, as the state has officially filed a lawsuit over the cut-off of federal funding due to sanctuary city policies:

Intensifying California’s standoff with...

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Don’t get blindsided by solar eclipse scams

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Posted by    Monday, August 14, 2017 at 8:30am 8/14/2017 at 8:30am
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Legal Insurrection has been keeping an eye on the excitement about the Great American Solar Eclipse.

While many people are flocking to the path of totality...

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Will Sen. Joe Manchin be tapped as the new Energy Secretary?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 10:00am 8/13/2017 at 10:00am
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President Trump is clearly unhappy with the US Senate’s lack of legislative progress on the repeal of Obamacare.

After three maverick senators shot down a key repeal vote, Trump may now resolve this political problem using an intriguing “Art of the Deal” technique: Reshuffling the deck.

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India heightens alert level after increased tensions with China

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Posted by    Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/12/2017 at 5:30pm
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Last month, we reported that a territorial dispute along the China-India border is threatening to turn into a military conflict.

Now, while the world’s attention is focused on North Korea, India has increased its alert level amid increased tension with China.

India’s military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with...

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EPA head Scott Pruitt accused of carrying out rollback agenda “in secret”

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Posted by    Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:30am 8/12/2017 at 11:30am

After having to retract its “scoop” in the wake of facts about the Trump administration’s handling of climate change reports, The New York Times is try...

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How can I survive a nuclear attack?

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Posted by    Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00am 8/11/2017 at 10:00am

Today, I got a call from a client wanting to update their Business Contingency Plan to address fallout from a nuclear attack. This is not entirely surprising, given the escalation of North Korea’s threats against Guam and the United States.

The Millennials have long enjoyed a “peace dividend”, courtesy of President Ronald Reagan’s...

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Fake News Alert: New York Times issues epic climate change “scoop” correction

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Posted by    Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/10/2017 at 2:30pm

The last time I fact-checked The New York Times, the Gray Lady was getting a much needed geography lesson about Arkansas.

The lessons continue!

Earlier this week, the newspaper-of-record published a front-page, bombshell report stating that a leaker had sent them a draft report of the National Climate Assessment, an analysis that the...

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USDA puts a chill on “climate change” policies

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/9/2017 at 5:30pm
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As I have noted in previous posts, Trump’s EPA chief has refocused the agency back to its core mission of protecting the environment from actual pollutants.

Legal Insurrection readers may recall that President Donald Trump picked Georgia’s former governor, Sonny...

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States prepping for total eclipse like it’s an impending natural disaster

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:00am 8/9/2017 at 10:00am
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Americans have dealt with some devastating natural disasters in their history. Some examples include Hurricane Katrina, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, and the 1906 San Fransisco Earthquake.

We have even experienced many solar eclipses s...

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EPA chief dumps on Obama administration, marks 2nd anniversary of Animas River spill

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:30am 8/8/2017 at 8:30am

While the American press focused on a supposed Russia-Trump connection, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reminded the country about a real domestic disaster caused by the Obama Administration: The Animas River Spill.

Scott Pruitt visited the Animas River site last week, where over 3 million gallons of...

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Now our pets are to blame for climate change

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Posted by    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/7/2017 at 4:00pm
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Americans love their pets. In fact, we spend over $60 billion on them annually. Furthermore, many social justice warriors who seemingly despise their fellow humans will often be found protesting on beh...

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California AG may sue Trump administration over “Sanctuary City” issues

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Posted by    Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00pm 8/6/2017 at 2:00pm
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California’s single state civil war with the Trump administration continues.

Now, the state’s  Attorney General may sue the Trump administration after the Department of Justice took steps this week to pull funds from “sanctuary cities.”

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Trump administration files official notice of withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

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Posted by    Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/4/2017 at 7:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers will recall President Donald Trump’s address earlier this summer, in which he outlined all the reasons he was withdrawing the United States from the international climate agreement his predecessor signed in Paris.

The U.S. Department of State has now officially filed notice to begin the formal process of withdrawal...

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Environmental rules waived to expedite Border Wall construction

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:00pm 8/2/2017 at 9:00pm
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The Department of Homeland Security trumped the Environmental Protection Agency, waiving numerous rules that could have delayed the construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico with lawsuits or studies.

Laws intended to protect endangered species and habitat at the border...

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#CalExit is resurrected as measure approved for signature gathering

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article118135248.html
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Posted by    Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/2/2017 at 1:00pm
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The last time we checked on #CalExit, the California secession movement, supporters of the #CalExit ballot measure officially ended their efforts.

However, a second #CalExit proposal is moving forward as the state attorney general’s office released an official title and summary for the initiative (“California Autonomy From Federal Government” initiative) and is ...

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A short tour of 4 countries in the “New Europe”

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8:37pm 8/1/2017 at 8:37pm
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After the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld created a stir when he dividing the continent into what he called “old Europe” and “new Europe.”

In the summer of 2009, after the first Tea Party protests, SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition representatives were invited to to meet with young...

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A view of Romanian-Israeli relations from Brasov

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:00pm 7/26/2017 at 9:00pm
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A good Legal Insurrection author is never completely off duty.

Last week, I blogged about an economic agreement being worked-out between Israel and 4 central European countries (including Hungary, which was one of the 5 countries on my summer tour).

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