Environmental Politics

Senate Confirms David Bernhardt, Trump Nominee For No. 2 Interior Post

"Colorado native David Bernhardt’s nomination by President Donald Trump to the post of deputy Interior secretary was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate, despite concerns from Democrats who call him a Washington insider and from conservationists worried about his environmental record."

Source: Denver Post, 07/25/2017

8 Senators Call for Probe of ‘Arbitrary’ Reassignment of Fed Scientists

"Eight U.S. senators called for an investigation today after a federal climate scientist filed a whistleblower complaint alleging that he had been arbitrarily reassigned by the Trump administration in what he believed was retaliation for speaking out publicly about the dangers climate change poses to Alaska Native communities."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/25/2017

"Scaramucci Once Called Climate Change Denial ‘Disheartening.’"

"Before he was an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s new White House communications director, lamented that some people did not accept the consensus among climate scientists that human activity was warming Earth."

Source: Washington Post, 07/24/2017

Lawmakers Want Override Of Christie Veto Of Oil Train Transparency Bill

"The Assembly speaker said Wednesday he will push to override Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto last week of a bill that would have provided the public and first responders with more information about trains hauling volatile crude oil through communities in New Jersey."

Source: Bergen Record, 07/24/2017

"Trump Administration Cancels Hundreds Of Obama-Era Regulations"

"The White House has frozen or withdrawn hundreds of planned rules, a move aimed at bolstering the economy but that scraps proposed protections for workers and the environment."

"The White House’s Office of Management and Budget detailed Thursday how it would jettison hundreds of existing or planned regulations as part of its larger push to ease federal restrictions on the private sector, upending federal policies on labor, the environment and public health.

Source: Washington Post, 07/24/2017

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