Environmental Politics

"Politics: Here's How Science Fared In The First Year Of Trump"

"The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era climate policies at a brisk pace in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency. But it has been equally aggressive in minimizing the climate science that justified those regulations in the first place."

Source: ClimateWire, 12/21/2017

Trump EPA Pick For Chicago Office Cut Enforcement, Climate Info In WI

"The Trump administration's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency's Midwest office is a former Wisconsin state official who rolled back enforcement of anti-pollution laws, reduced funding for scientific research and scrubbed references to human-caused climate change from government websites."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 12/21/2017

"Drilling in Arctic Refuge Gets a Green Light. What’s Next?"

"President Trump on Wednesday was poised to sign the new tax bill, passed by Congress, which lifts a decades-old ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska. ... Will exploration begin immediately? No. Both supporters and opponents say it could be years before the first lease sale, a precursor to any drilling."

Source: NY Times, 12/21/2017

Firm Whose Staff Scoured EPA Employees’ Emails Loses Media Contract

"A consulting firm has pulled out of a federal contract to provide media monitoring services to the Environmental Protection Agency after it was disclosed that a lawyer among its top executives had been investigating agency employees critical of the Trump administration."

Source: NY Times, 12/20/2017

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