"Multiple federal agencies have told their employees to cease communications with members of Congress and the press, sources have told The Huffington Post."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Huffington Post, 01/25/2017
"President Donald Trump took steps Tuesday to revive two controversial oil pipeline projects that had been rejected by the Obama administration, moves that likely represent the leading edge of a sweeping overhaul of his predecessor’s environmental agenda."Source: Wall St. Journal, 01/25/2017
"A group of senior Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their own $1 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s airports, bridges, roads and seaports, urging President Trump to back their proposal, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years."
"U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama's climate change initiatives."Source: Reuters, 01/25/2017
"Badlands National Park tugged on Superman’s cape Tuesday. It spit into the wind. It pulled the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and it messed around with President Trump."
"President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to fulfill his goal of “expediting environmental reviews and approvals” to fast track an effort to “fix our country, our roadways and bridges.”"
President Trump's claim to have "received awards on the environment" flunks the fact check.
"At the end of January, two things will change about the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. One is that Secretary Jon Steverson will leave his post after two stormy years in charge, to take a new job with the law firm of Foley & Lardner. The other is that Steverson's new employers at Foley & Lardner will take over representing Florida in handling the billions of dollars awarded to the state as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster."Source: Tampa Bay Times, 01/25/2017
"Every year or two, the Jersey Shore tends to get flooding as severe as this week. But by midcentury, the Shore should expect floods this bad every month, on average, according to projections summarized in a new U.S. government report."Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/25/2017
"One of Canada’s most northerly communities reinvents its relationship with a thawing landscape."Source: Hakai, 01/25/2017
The Trump "landing team" has ordered U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff not communicate publicly -- whether via press releases, website, or social media.Source: Huffington Post, 01/24/2017
"The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."Source: ProPublica, 01/24/2017
"U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has drawn heavily from the energy industry lobby and pro-drilling think tanks to build its landing team for the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a list of the newly introduced 10-member team seen by Reuters on Monday."Source: Reuters, 01/24/2017
"With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta."Source: Washington Post, 01/24/2017
"A pipeline in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan has leaked 200,000 liters (52,834 gallons) of oil in an aboriginal community, the provincial government said on Monday."Source: Reuters, 01/24/2017