Scott Pruitt was confirmed to head the EPA. Scientists and activists protested against Trump’s attacks on science. Read these stories and more in our twice-weekly news roundup.
In this installment of the Undark Five, Gretchen Goldman, research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses how President Trump’s clampdown on communication from federal agencies compares to actions taken during the Bush and Obama administrations.
Scientists say the stakes for climate research have never been higher. But by questioning employees of the Department of Energy and installing climate skeptics and fossil fuel executives to lead the EPA and serve as Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s administration is gearing up to rally against it.
The Obama administration’s signature Clean Power Plan is now tied up in the courts and will likely be gutted by Donald Trump. But market forces are already largely achieving the carbon dioxide emissions cuts targeted by the regulatory regime, and that will be hard for the new administration to stymie.
As Donald Trump mulls candidates for top energy and environmental posts, climate activists and green groups are girding for a wave of deregulation not seen since Reagan’s E.P.A. administrator tried to gut the young agency. She was quickly axed and the agency is 30 years further along. Does that matter?
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has chosen a well-known climate skeptic to lead the EPA under his presidency. The National Park Service once again faces allegations of sexual harassment of female employees, this time in Yosemite and Yellowstone. Read these stories and more in our Tuesday news roundup.