Trump Administration

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

Scientists Prevail in Lawsuit Against EPA Science Advice Ban

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

In a win for independent science, the EPA said yesterday that it will rescind a policy banning many of the nation’s top environmental scientists from serving on the agency’s science advisory committees. The agency was under court order to remove it. Read more >

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Climate Scientists Confront a Culture of Fear and Self-Censorship in Government Agencies

, Climate scientist

I strongly believe that unbiased government science is an essential part of the public good, and needs our civil servants to be fierce guardians of it. After being quoted in an article from the New York Times about the war on climate science and what those within our federal agencies are doing (or not doing) to protect the science from censorship, I wanted to share some further thoughts on it all. Read more >

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A Second Wave of COVID-19 Looms Large—and It’s Not Because of Protests

The potential health impacts of protests pales in comparison to the rioting of the virus and the looting of lives incited by the incompetence of the Trump administration and state decisions to prioritize reopening for business over public health. Read more >

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With New Manipulation of Benefit-Cost Analysis, the Trump EPA Attempts to Hide Bodies in the Fine Print

, Senior Energy analyst

Here, now, the agency with its mission to protect human health and the environment is attempting to shovel tens of thousands of pollution-caused deaths off the main page and into the margins to make regulatory inaction pencil out. Read more >

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Firing of Inspectors General Slides Us Closer to Autocracy

, president

In the past six weeks, the Trump administration has removed five officials from leading their respective agencies’ inspector general offices. Unless we give these actions the forceful response they deserve, we risk looking back and marking these firings as the moment we crossed over the line to autocracy. Read more >

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