Cutting NOAA Isn’t Just About Climate and Satellites. It’s About Coastal Economies.

A budget proposal for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leaked to the Washington Post would slash coastal science and resilience programs. It would limit natural disaster preparation and research. It would limit data gathering, including satellites, which can help communities prepare for extreme weather. And if that wasn’t bad enough, a lot of jobs…

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Pruitt Speaks to Staff; Emails Shall Be Released

UPDATE Wednesday 8 a.m.: The Center for Media and Democracy has released approximately half of the requested emails, and posted them here. Eleven minutes. That’s how long Scott Pruitt, the new Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke to his staff today from the Rachel Carson Green Room. The presentation was open to in-person media as well…

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A New Anti-Anti-Corruption Law

Last Tuesday, President Trump signed a law rolling back a regulation that required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments they made to foreign governments. Oil and gas companies say the transparency regulation was burdensome, and raised costs for their products that have been passed on to consumers. But an underlying law still exists, with…

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Hello Scott Pruitt, Goodbye EPA

The U.S. Senate is set to vote tomorrow on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General to head up the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and if it does, his confirmation will likely come easy. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said she’d vote no, but so far she’s the only Republican to make a clean break from…

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