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Tracking the Environmental Policies of the Trump Administration >>

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting ideas for easing "burdensome" water regulations – Trump administration doublespeak for gutting rules that protect drinking water from toxic chemicals, animal waste and other contaminants. So far more than 32,000 Americans have submitted online comments, but many aren’t sending EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt the feedback he bargained for.  

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a confirmation hearing for Scott Gottlieb, a doctor who is President Trump’s nominee to run the Food and Drug Administration. Here are eight questions committee members should ask Gottlieb:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Last week Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stuck to his long-standing practice of ignoring science, disregarding data that shows the pesticide chlorpyrifos could harm kids’ brains.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How can you get your friend to give you a $100,000 tax break?
 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Here are 10 questions committee members should ask.
 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Everyone likes safe food. Polls show consumers want food safety to be a top priority for food companies and policymakers.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on that development, along with other worrisome environmental and public health actions taken by the Trump administration.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, President Trump's nominee for secretary of agriculture, is still awaiting a Senate confirmation hearing. But just as he did in Georgia, he's already maneuvering to put his business partners in powerful policy positions.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

In another tumultuous week for the Trump White House, alleged corruption, regulatory rollbacks and head-scratching statements reigned supreme.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In his campaign, President Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington. But his nominee for secretary of agriculture, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, is mired in ethical lapses, self-dealing and back-room deals that raise troubling questions about his fitness to run the department.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Much of the damage to public health and the environment that the Trump administration is putting forward – such as cutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, or gutting clean air and water rules – is terrible, but can be reversed when a new president takes office.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

It was quite the busy week for the Trump team – with new Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt wasting no time putting his extreme, anti-environment agenda in place.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Last Friday, in a near party-line vote, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator. A swell of controversy surrounded the decision, with an Oklahoma judge ordering about 3,000 of Pruitt’s emails be released to the public a day prior to the vote.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Oklahoma has a dangerous and widespread groundwater pollution problem caused by illegal discharges of toxic swine waste from industrial-scale swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs. But an investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and EWG found that Scott Pruitt – the state’s attorney general since 2011 and President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency – has not taken a single legal action to enforce Oklahoma’s stringent water quality laws and protect the public from a pollutant that can be deadly for infants.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

After today’s vote confirming Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, a number of troubling questions remain as to his impartiality and his commitment to protecting the environment.

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