Environmental Politics

Miami-Dade Backs Paris Climate Agreement That President Trump Rejected

"Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday endorsed the Paris climate accord, giving the symbolic and explicit backing that the county’s mayor declined to provide after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement three weeks ago."

Source: Miami Herald, 06/21/2017

"EPA Plans To Buy Out More Than 1,200 Employees This Summer"

"The Environmental Protection Agency plans on shedding more than 1,200 employees by early September through buyouts and early retirements, as part of a broader push by the Trump administration to shrink a government entity the president once promised to eliminate 'in almost every form.'"

Source: Washington Post, 06/21/2017

EPA Hands Pink Slips to Dozens Of Scientific Advisory Board Members

"The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency."

Source: Washington Post, 06/21/2017
July 6, 2017

Trump and the Cascades: How Federal Environmental Policies May Impact the Northwest

SEJ is hosting a public forum for journalists examining Trump environmental policies at the Seattle Aquarium, 5:00-8:00 p.m. on July 6, 2017. The evening comprises two moderated panels. The policy panel will seek to examine the impact of, and response to, specific federal actions whether they have already occurred or may occur in the future. The journalists’ panel will seek to identify stories and examine the reporter’s role in covering them.

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Trump and the Cascades: How Federal Environmental Policies May Impact the Northwest

SEJ is hosting a public forum for journalists examining Trump environmental policies at the Seattle Aquarium, 5:00-8:00 p.m. on July 6, 2017. The evening comprises two moderated panels. The policy panel will seek to examine the impact of, and response to, specific federal actions whether they have already occurred or may occur in the future. The journalists’ panel will seek to identify stories and examine the reporter’s role in covering them.

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"AP-NORC Poll: Few Favor Trump Move To Ditch Paris Accord"

"Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy."

Source: AP, 06/20/2017

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