Middle River Dispatches is a gumbo of posts about fly-fishing, conservation, politics and days afield.

tenkara, conservation, communications, politics

Key grip and trout wrangler at the Middle River Group, LLC. Playing Doc Holliday to the Wyatt Earps of the fish and wildlife conservation world. Government and Public Relations consultant, tenkara fly-fisherman, freelance outdoor writer, AFFTA Board member

A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda – The Washington Post

Source: A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda – The Washington Post

Media winning battle for trust with Trump – POLITICO

As the president attacks the press, its standing in polls rises.

Source: Media winning battle for trust with Trump – POLITICO

As people begin to check the facts, an independent press, doing our job well is a critical news outlet for the people.

Autocracy, anyone? Trump calls for Senate investigation of media outlets. – The Washington Post

Source: Autocracy, anyone? Trump calls for Senate investigation of media outlets. – The Washington Post

Notes from closed meeting show how Interior aims to weaken environmental laws – The Washington Post

Source: Notes from closed meeting show how Interior aims to weaken environmental laws – The Washington Post

Interior Whistleblower Quits, Lambastes Ryan Zinke’s ‘Resume Of Failure’ | HuffPost

Source: Interior Whistleblower Quits, Lambastes Ryan Zinke’s ‘Resume Of Failure’ | HuffPost

Who Is the E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt Meeting With? A Detailed Schedule – The New York Times

Source: Who Is the E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt Meeting With? A Detailed Schedule – The New York Times