Environmental Studies

June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

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"EPA Defends ‘Secret Science’ Rule to House Democrats"

"An EPA official defended the agency’s proposed “secret science” rule, but declined to answer questions about the basis for the rule, which has drawn criticism from environmental groups and other agency watchers."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/14/2019

"E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules"

"The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking."

Source: NY Times, 11/12/2019

Dems Wait For Nearly 50 Requests For Trump Info On Science, Environment

"Nearly 50 different Democratic requests for documents have been unanswered by departments and agencies that oversee President Trump’s science and environment policies, lawmakers say, underscoring the brick wall the administration has put up against congressional oversight."

Source: The Hill, 11/04/2019

"Supreme Court: Trump Admin Asks Justices To Keep ESA Records Secret"

"Federal officials yesterday asked the Supreme Court to keep records related to Endangered Species Act decisions under lock and key. The government said a lower court's ruling that certain draft documents should be publicly disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act could have a chilling effect on discussions around federal decisionmaking."

Source: Greenwire, 10/30/2019

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