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Spectrum of Harm: Ripple Effects of Trump’s Macabre Environmental Policies

The Trump administration continues to draw a shroud over environmental protections. The results have real-world consequences. Read more >

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I Am a 30-Year Veteran Scientist from US EPA; I Can’t Afford to Be Discouraged

Rita Schoeny, , UCS

. . . And neither can you.

Since January, we have seen a continual assault on our environmental protections. EPA has put a political operative with no scientific experience in charge of vetting EPA grants, and the agency is reconsidering an Obama-era regulation on coal ash. The well-established legal processes for promulgating environmental regulations, and—very pointedly—the science underlying environmental regulation are being jettisoned by the Trump administration. As scientists, we must stand up for science and ensure that it is not tossed aside in public policy and decision-making. Read more >

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Economically and environmentally, it would be far better for the future of the planet to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and provide more incentives for clean energy. Photo: Union of Concerned Scientists

Memo to EPA Chief Pruitt: End Subsidies for Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

, senior writer

Fossil fuels have been feasting at the government trough for at least 100 years. Renewables have received support only since the mid-1990s and, until recently, have had to subsist on scraps. Read more >

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Trashing Science in Government Grants Isn’t Normal: The Case of the EPA, John Konkus, and Climate Change

, research scientist, Center for Science and Democracy

There is now a political appointee of the Trump administration at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), John Konkus, reviewing grant solicitations and proposals in the public affairs office. It has been reported that Konkus is on the lookout for any reference to “climate change” in grant solicitations in attempt to eliminate this work from the agency’s competitive programmatic grants. So, is this normal? Read more >

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Michael Dourson: A Toxic Choice for Our Health and Safety

, science and policy analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

When it comes to conflicts of interest, few nominations can top that of Michael Dourson to lead the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Read more >

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