Environmental Politics

"As Trump Enters White House, California Renews Climate Change Fight"

"California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state's commitment to be the nation's environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global warming."

Source: Reuters, 01/23/2017

"With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website"

"Within moments of the inauguration of President Trump, the official White House website on Friday deleted nearly all mentions of climate change. The one exception: Mr. Trump’s vow to eliminate the Obama administration’s climate change policies, which previously had a prominent and detailed web page on whitehouse.gov."

Source: NY Times, 01/23/2017

Outgoing EPA Chief Reveals Fears Trump Will Halt Climate Action

"There is 'nervousness' among Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff that Donald Trump’s incoming administration will sideline science and reverse action on climate change, according to the agency’s outgoing administrator, Gina McCarthy."

Source: Guardian, 01/20/2017
February 4, 2017

The Trump Administration and the Environment: A Reporter’s Primer

This mini-conference, sponsored by SEJ and New York University-DC, includes speakers Myron Ebell, the head of the Trump transition team for EPA; Scott Segal, a fossil fuels industry attorney for Bracewell; Bob Perciasepe, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions and former Obama and Clinton EPA appointee; and a panel of reporters who have covered Donald Trump and his appointees to head EPA and the Department of Energy. RSVP required. Can't be there in person? The event will be livestreamed.

The Trump Administration and the Environment: A Reporter’s Primer

Feb 4, 2017: This mini-conference, sponsored by SEJ and New York University-DC, includes speakers Myron Ebell, the head of the Trump transition team for EPA; Scott Segal, a fossil fuels industry attorney for Bracewell; Bob Perciasepe, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions and former Obama and Clinton EPA appointee; and more, plus a panel of reporters who have covered Donald Trump and his appointees to head EPA and the Department of Energy. RSVP required. Can't be there in person? The event will be livestreamed.

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