Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt as E.P.A. Head – The New York Times

Scott Pruitt at his confirmation hearing to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, putting a seasoned legal opponent of the agency at the helm of President Trump’s efforts to dismantle major regulations on […]

This Congressman Had the Best Response to the House Science Committee’s Attacks On the EPA

Rep. Don Beyer rocking a “Keep the EPA Great” hat. IMAGE: Twitter A Congressional hearing held Tuesday, “Making EPA Great Again,” condemned the Environmental Protection Agency before it even began. Among those slated testify on “how EPA can pursue environmental protection and protect public health by relying on sound science” was a coal lawyer, a […]

CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health – The Washington Post

Smoke billows from stacks as a Chinese woman wears as mask while walking in a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) 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 […]

Trump officials suspend plan to delete EPA climate web pages | Science | AAAS

  Global temperatures could rise dramatically in 2100 compared with current conditions (dark red areas) under some scenarios for global greenhouse gas emissions. NASA Trump officials suspend plan to delete EPA climate web pages   By Robin Bravender – E&E News, Hannah Hess – E&E NewsJan. 25, 2017 , 1:30 PM Originally published by E&E […]

The National Park Service Won’t Be Silenced – Scientific American Blog Network

Trump is in power, and one of his first acts has been to gag government agencies. After the National Park Service bruised his ego by retweeting a New York Times tweet showing Trump’s inauguration numbers to be lower than President Obama’s 2009 crowd, they were ordered to stop all tweets, including scheduled ones. He then […]