Trump Administration

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


EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Photo: Alamy

Watching Wheeler: 9 Critical Actions the New EPA Chief Should Take

, executive director

If EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler is sincere about returning the EPA to its core mission, here are nine critical actions he will need to take. Read more >

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How Dangerous is New EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler? Very. Here’s Why.

With Scott Pruitt’s resignation as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency amid a slew of ethics scandals, environmentalists who long campaigned for his ouster should be careful what they wished for. Read more >

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Dangerous Air Alert: New Analysis Shows How the Trump Administration Could Hide the Health Risks of Bad Air Days

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

We determined how many fewer bad air alerts you’d get if the Trump administration succeeds in weakening ozone standards—even though the air would still be unhealthy to breathe on those days. Read more >

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Who’s Interested in the Trump Coal Bailout?

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Changing technology, from low cost wind and solar, to pollution control added to coal plants, to fracking for natural gas, has created a new debate about where we should get our electricity. The debate has reached new levels with an order today from the White House to protect coal and nuclear plants from competition, even where the plants voluntarily agreed to participate in competitive markets.

This isn’t the first time the debate over grid reliability has included the Department of Defense (DOD), and despite what the White House says, the regional grid operators are still maintaining reliability.

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The ABCs of Sidelining Science by the Trump Administration

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

As the school year comes to a close, I took a look at what lessons the Trump administration has taught us about science. It’s a harsh lesson for our children and families, adding up to harms that will touch all of our lives. As someone who is immersed in watchdogging this administration, I was surprised how many new things I learned about how the Administration is dismantling public health and safety protections, increasing security threats, and attempting to undermine the role of government in serving All the people. Read more >

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