Environmental Politics

"Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Could Undermine Harvey Relief Efforts"

"President Trump pledged to rebuild Houston and Texas bigger and better than ever. However, earlier this month, he rescinded an Obama executive order that required flood-damaged property to be rebuilt higher and stronger. Trump also has proposed eliminating federal flood mapping and the federal government's top disaster agency."

Source: NPR, 08/30/2017

Scientist Asked To Remove ‘Climate Change’ From Grant Proposal

"A Northeastern University researcher who was asked to remove any reference to climate change from her Energy Department grant proposal said Monday that she had posted the letter publicly “because I found it to be a stark reminder of the ongoing politicization of science.”"

Source: Washington Post, 08/29/2017

"Oil And Gas: What's Driving High Break-Even Prices On Public Lands?"

"Oil and gas producers might have a harder time breaking even in shale plays containing federally controlled land, but that may have little to do with the regulatory and permitting burdens associated with extracting hydrocarbons from public acreage, energy researchers say."

Source: EnergyWire, 08/29/2017

"Hurricane Harvey Looms, and So Do Trump Cuts to Weather Research"

"Hurricane Harvey is strengthening as it approaches the Texas coast, and the massive storm is underscoring another big disturbance on the way: the battle over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the National Weather Service."

Source: Newsweek, 08/28/2017

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