Trump Administration

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


Industry Criticizing… Industry? This is What Effective Advocacy Looks Like

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

This is the first time people can recall when one of the grid operators was singled out by the others for making inappropriate demands on the industry. Read more >

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How Trump’s Proposed Cuts to the EPA’s Science and Technology Budget Endanger Our Health and Safety

, executive director

The current administration’s proposal for slashing science and technology at the EPA reflects dangerous short-term thinking. Read more >

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Science — The Hidden Gem at the Heart of the EPA and Why You Should Support It

Robert Kavlock,

Scott Pruitt’s obvious distaste for science has pushed EPA science into the headlines. Now Pruitt is in the midst of a multi-faceted attack on the scientists themselves. Initially he ignored them, then tried to defund them, and is now attempting to hobble their work. Read more >

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The Health and Safety of America’s Workers Is at Risk

, executive director

We’ve made great progress, but the Trump administration is intent on rolling back protections and favoring industry interests over the public interest. Read more >

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Internal EPA Emails Confirm that Scott Pruitt’s Secret Science Proposal Is Entirely Driven By Politics

, Washington representative, Center for Science and Democracy

EPA head Scott Pruitt is still finding ways to abandon the tools that the agency needs to do its job. His latest proposal, if it is ever released, is not scientifically driven and is simply a political ploy to undermine the EPA’s ability to use independent scientific analysis. Read more >

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