Environmental Politics

"AP Fact Check: Trump And An Eco Legacy Not His Own"

"President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump’s presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump."

Source: AP, 07/15/2019

The Environment For Reporters Covering EPA Just Got A Lot More Toxic

"While the Trump administration is not known for velvety smooth relations with the news media, federal agencies are far more likely to ignore reporters than to officially scold them. Not the EPA. Reporters whom the agency deems to have misreported can expect to hear about it, and not just through a polite phone call or an email requesting a correction."

Source: Washington Post, 07/15/2019

EPA Plans to Curtail Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

"The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to weaken rules that for the past quarter-century have given communities a voice in deciding how much pollution may legally be released by nearby power plants and factories."

Source: NY Times, 07/15/2019

"Trump Threatens Veto On Defense Bill That Targets 'Forever Chemicals'"

"One day after President Trump delivered a speech preaching of his administration’s environmental achievements, he threatened to veto a military spending bill in part due to provisions that aim to clean up a toxic, cancer-linked chemical found near military bases."

Source: The Hill, 07/11/2019


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