Environmental Politics

"Politics-Wary Scientists Wade into the Trump Fray at Boston Rally"

"Hundreds of scientists put aside their habitual wariness toward political activity and rallied over the weekend in Boston’s Copley Square, with many saying the Trump administration has left them no choice."

Source: Scientific American, 02/20/2017

"Scott Pruitt Makes It Clear That The Clean Power Plan Is Going Away"

"In his first interview as EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt made one thing very clear: the Clean Power Plan, the signature climate regulation of the Obama administration, is not long for this world."

Source: Think Progress, 02/20/2017

Resistance Is Growing To The USDA’s Blackout Of Animal Welfare Records

"The condemnation was swift when the Agriculture Department announced two weeks ago that it had pulled from its website the animal welfare records from 9,000 research labs, dog breeders and other facilities. ... This week, the department was sued over its move, and federal lawmakers began pressing the Trump administration to again make the records public."

Source: Washington Post, 02/17/2017

EPA’s Social-Media Accounts Have Been Silent Since The Inauguration

"Nearly a month after the presidential inauguration — and after being subject to temporary media blackout shortly thereafter — the Environmental Protection Agency has remained silent on social media, even while other federal agencies have gone on communicating as usual. In fact, the agency has posted nothing on its official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts since Jan. 19, the day before President Trump was sworn into office."

Source: Washington Post, 02/17/2017

"E.P.A. Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance"

"Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency have been calling their senators to urge them to vote on Friday against the confirmation of Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s contentious nominee to run the agency, a remarkable display of activism and defiance that presages turbulent times ahead for the E.P.A."

Source: NY Times, 02/17/2017

As Confirmation Nears, Judge Orders EPA Nominee To Release Emails

"An Oklahoma judge on Thursday ordered Scott Pruitt, the state’s attorney general and President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, to turn over thousands of emails related to his communication with the oil, gas and coal industry."

Source: Washington Post, 02/17/2017

Senate Set To Approve Trump EPA Pick As White House Targets Regulation

"The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners."

Source: Reuters, 02/17/2017

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