Clovis, Trump USDA Science Pick, Confirms He Has No Science Credentials

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist nominee, Sam Clovis, who now serves as the agency’s senior White House adviser, confirmed in an Oct. 17 letter obtained by The Washington Post that he has no academic credentials in either science or agriculture."

Source: Washington Post, 11/02/2017

"Chemicals: Dems Press EPA On Former Industry Executive's Role"

"Top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday pressed U.S. EPA's inspector general and administrator in separate letters for more information about the former American Chemistry Council executive now playing a key role at the agency."

Source: E&E Daily, 11/01/2017

"Trump Wants to Cripple Storm Forecasting When We Need it Most"

"As Hurricane Harvey roared toward the Texas coast in late August, weather models showed something that forecasters had never seen before: predictions of four feet of rainfall in the Houston area over five days—a year’s worth of rain in less than a week."

Source: Grist, 10/31/2017

EPA's Pruitt To Fill Science Panels With Industry, Conservative Members

"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is poised to make wholesale changes to the agency’s key advisory group by jettisoning scientists who have received grants from the EPA and replacing them with industry experts and state government officials."

Source: Washington Post, 10/31/2017

Toxics in Widespread Use Excluded From EPA Chemical Review

"Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of asbestos, flame retardants and other toxins in homes, offices and industrial plants across the United States."

Source: AP, 10/27/2017


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