Trump Administration

Our experts and analysts weigh in on the latest developments in the Trump administration.


Congress Does Industry’s Bidding by Cutting Public Safeguards

, science and policy analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

The past month has not been kind to environmental and public health protections. A bevy of science-based rules are now on the chopping block thanks to the congressional sleight-of-hand called the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows a simple majority in Congress to undo provisions issued within the final six months of the previous administration.

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The Fate of the Clean Power Plan under President Trump

, director of Climate & Energy

Shortly, we are likely to see and hear much more about what jurists, Congress, and the new Administration think about the Clean Power Plan, the cornerstone of our nation’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Regardless of how the court rules—and how Congress and President Trump respond—there’s no denying the reality of climate change or the many compelling reasons to double down on the clean energy transition already underway.

Imposing limits on carbon pollution would help the President deliver on two campaign promises—to create jobs and protect clean air. Read more >

Erika Bolstad
Ecowatch
Union of Concerned Scientists
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President Trump Just Put America’s Workers at Risk

, executive director

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), along with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), have been given the authority and responsibility to help protect our nation’s workforce. President Trump has now sent them a chilling directive. Read more >

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Half-Not: 8 Things We’d Rather See the Trump Administration Cut in Half

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

President Trump’s new directive to cut two regulations for every new one makes as much sense as the call from the former head of his EPA transition team to cut our lead environmental agency in half: zero. If Mr. Trump and his team are really in a cut-stuff-in-half mode, there are a whole lot of much better targets for those societal scissors. Here are a few of them. Read more >

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The Navy Understands Climate Change Is a Grave National Security Issue – Will the Nominee for Secretary of the Navy?

, Climate Preparedness Specialist

As the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Bilden will lead and manage the hundreds of thousands of sailors, Marines and civilians and oversee the under secretary, four assistant secretaries, and a general counsel. In his role as Secretary of the Navy, Bilden will be stepping into a now well-established record of the Navy leading the Military on climate change science and action. Read more >

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The Union of Concerned Scientists
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