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California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest

California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it failed to comply with a request for documents that might indicate whether agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington seeks an order to force the […]

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

  By Paul Driessen Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions. In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to get $113 million […]

EPA’s suspect science 

EPA’s suspect science 

. By John Rafuse Its practices have defiled scientific integrity, but proposed corrections bring shock and defiance President Trump’s budget guidance sought to cut $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1 billion expectation. Shrieks of looming Armageddon prompted Congress to fund EPA in full until September 2017, when the battle will be joined again. Then […]

EPA, Interior pink slip moment a jolt of sanity

EPA, Interior pink slip moment a jolt of sanity

Individuals with outside agencies who have advised the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior on matters related to science for years have been handed pink slips of sorts and placed under review in recent days. And note to left, which has been trying to stir a pot over the reviews and job vacancies: […]

Refocusing a Chicago water summit: Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems

Refocusing a Chicago water summit: Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems

. By Paul Driessen President Trump’s proposal to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1-billion budget by $1.6 billion was cut to an $80-million trim in the omnibus spending bill. However, the EPA funding and staff controversy will undoubtedly resume during the next budgetary battles in September. That’s fueling consternation and con jobs in the heartland. […]

States File Legal Challenge Maintaining Trump EPA Must Fight Global Warming

States File Legal Challenge Maintaining Trump EPA Must Fight Global Warming

A coalition of states filed a legal challenge Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to roll back a slew of Obama-era climate regulations. The legal motion comes after Trump signed an executive order targeting climate change regulations ushered in by former President Barack Obama. The New York-led group of states argue Trump’s Environmental Protections Agency […]

Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million to help replace Flint’s badly eroded and damaged water infrastructure. The funding was provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 and enables the beleaguered city to replace its decaying lead water pipes. Michigan is providing the required 20 percent match of $20 […]

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

By Paul Driessen The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget. The plan requires congressional approval, and thus is hardly a […]

GIGO-based energy and climate policies: Things are Never Quiet on that Front

GIGO-based energy and climate policies: Things are Never Quiet on that Front

. By Paul Driessen It’s like formulating public safety policies using models based on dinosaur DNA from amber Things are never quiet on the climate front. After calling dangerous manmade climate change a hoax and vowing to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, President Trump has apparently removed language criticizing the Paris deal from a […]

Climate Change: Unwarranted hysteria or justified concern?

Climate Change: Unwarranted hysteria or justified concern?

  We’re running this again, in response to Sunday’s politically driven “Science March.”   By USA-Focus.org “Watch out for doomsday deceivers…they will deceive a lot of people…This is routine history; this is no sign of the end.”  (Jesus – The Message Translation) FOUNDING FATHERS’ PERSPECTIVE “He who knows best, help knows how little he knows.” (Thomas Jefferson) […]

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