Environmental Politics

"Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His EPA Agenda in Secret, Critics Say"

"When career employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are summoned to a meeting with the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his office is, according to interviews with employees of the federal agency."

Source: NY Times, 08/14/2017

Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base

"The impending release of a key government report on climate change will force President Trump to choose between accepting the conclusions of his administration’s scientists and the demands of his conservative supporters, who remain deeply unconvinced that humans are the cause of the planet’s warming."

Source: NY Times, 08/10/2017

"U.S. Interior Department Rescinds Coal Valuation Rule"

"The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Monday it has rescinded an Obama-era rule that reformed how energy companies value sales of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal land to protect taxpayers because it caused 'confusion and uncertainty' for energy companies."

Source: Reuters, 08/08/2017

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