Environmental Health

EPA Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

"More than 700 people have left the Environmental Protection Agency since President Trump took office, a wave of departures that puts the administration nearly a quarter of the way toward its goal of shrinking the agency to levels last seen during the Reagan administration."

Source: NY Times, 12/22/2017

"Politics: Here's How Science Fared In The First Year Of Trump"

"The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era climate policies at a brisk pace in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency. But it has been equally aggressive in minimizing the climate science that justified those regulations in the first place."

Source: ClimateWire, 12/21/2017

Trump EPA Pick For Chicago Office Cut Enforcement, Climate Info In WI

"The Trump administration's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency's Midwest office is a former Wisconsin state official who rolled back enforcement of anti-pollution laws, reduced funding for scientific research and scrubbed references to human-caused climate change from government websites."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 12/21/2017

"E.P.A. Employees Spoke Out. Then Came Scrutiny of Their Email."

"One Environmental Protection Agency employee spoke up at a private lunch held near the agency headquarters, saying she feared the nation might be headed toward an “environmental catastrophe.” Another staff member, from Seattle, sent a letter to Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator, raising similar concerns about the direction of the agency. A third, from Philadelphia, went to a rally where he protested against agency budget cuts."

Source: NY Times, 12/19/2017

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