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"52 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump"

"Since taking office in January, President Trump has made eliminating federal regulations a priority. His administration — with help from Republicans in Congress — has often targeted environmental rules it sees as overly burdensome to the fossil fuel industry, including major Obama-era policies aimed at fighting climate change."

Source: NY Times, 10/10/2017

Calif. Wildfire Outbreak Kills At Least 11, Among Most Deadly In State

"Dry conditions and gusting winds fueled a deadly outbreak of wildfires in California that quickly exploded through thousands of acres of forest and residential neighborhoods, killing at least 11, injuring over 100 and destroying some 1,500 structures while scorching nearly 100,000 acres of land."

Source: ABC News, 10/10/2017

"E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule"

"The Trump administration announced on Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight over the future of America’s efforts to tackle global warming."

Source: NY Times, 10/10/2017
October 12, 2017

Digging into Polluted Science: Environmental Investigations in an Era of Spin

Participate in this Kavli Conversation on Science Communication, hosted by NYU's Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program, with The Intercept's Sharon Lerner and David Michaels, professor at George Washington University School of Public Health and Author, "Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health". Attend in person or via interactive, live webcast, 6:30 p.m.

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"19 Western Species Won’t Receive Federal Protections"

"On Oct. 4, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that 25 animals were not warranted for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Nineteen of those species — ranging from a sooty-colored woodpecker that hunts beetles in burned forests, to tiny snails found only in a few isolated springs in the Great Basin desert — live in the West."

Source: High Country News, 10/09/2017

"BLM: Potential Chief Clashed With Agency, Represented Bundy"

"Wyoming-based property rights attorney Karen Budd-Falen yesterday acknowledged she is under consideration to become the next director of the Bureau of Land Management but said she has yet to determine if she would want to take the helm of the agency she has clashed with throughout her career."

Source: Greenwire, 10/09/2017

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