National (U.S.)

"EPA: The Skeptics Who Could Snag Science Adviser Slots"

"Climate skeptics may soon join a key science advisory panel at U.S. EPA. A number of people who reject the findings of mainstream climate science are being considered by the Trump administration for spots on EPA's Science Advisory Board, a voluntary but influential panel that reviews science used in environmental regulations."

Source: ClimateWire, 09/15/2017

House Passes Spending Bill With EPA Cuts, Riders Targeting Obama Rules

"The House [Thursday] approved a wide-ranging fiscal 2018 spending package that makes cuts in funding to U.S. EPA and the Interior Department, among other agencies, while adding several policy provisions aimed at limiting Obama-era environmental and energy policies."

Source: Greenwire, 09/15/2017

After Giveaways to Industry, Mining Execs To Spend Big at Trump DC Hotel

"The chief executives of some of the largest coal and mining companies in the country have chosen the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a private conference next month, according to documents obtained by The Intercept."

Source: The Intercept, 09/15/2017

Realtors Block Sea-Level Warnings That Could Crimp Coastal Profits

"All along the coast of the southeast United States, the real estate industry confronts a hurricane. Not the kind that swirls in the Atlantic, but a storm of scientific information about sea-level rise that threatens the most lucrative, commission-boosting properties."

Source: McClatchy, 09/14/2017

"Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records"

"President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found he had falsified government travel and timekeeping records when he served in the Bush administration in 2005."

Source: NBC News, 09/14/2017

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