Environmental Health

"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

"CDC Gets List Of Forbidden Words: Fetus, Transgender, Diversity"

"The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget."

Source: Washington Post, 12/18/2017

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