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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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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That Isn’t a Stream, It’s a Dump

“Clean air is vitally important,” President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times last November, adding, “Clean water, crystal-clean water is vitally important.” That was then. Surrounded by legislators from Kentucky and West Virginia, President Trump this afternoon signed House Joint Resolution 38, in a scribble striking down eight years of outreach behind an Obama-era Stream Protection Rule…

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