Politics & Government

Trump’s Assault On Clean Water Laws Has Already Begun

It hasn’t taken long for President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to dismantle regulations ― even when they protect the safety of America’s drinking water supply… Last week, Trump signed a resolution that voided the Stream Protection Rule, a Department of the Interior regulation finalized during the Obama administration… The rule […]

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THIS IS CNN: Ex-Trump Adviser Jumps On Board

CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter on Sunday appeared struck by former Trump senior communications adviser Jason Miller arguing that anonymous sources providing information and materials to journalists are doing so in an effort to “attack the president.” … Stelter suggested that the motivations of sources may rather be to “inform people” and that perhaps these unnamed […]

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These Students Are Adopting The Climate Goals That Trump Dismisses

Two days after President Donald Trump’s stunning election victory in November, about 80 high school students crammed into the classroom of a suburban Seattle science teacher for an emergency meeting… The students from Tesla STEM High School were worried that Trump, an occasional climate change denier, would follow through on his campaign promise to abandon […]

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U.K. Oil Boss Torches Trump’s Clean Energy Plan

The boss of Shell in the UK has labelled President Donald Trump’s stance on new, cleaner forms of energy as “disappointing”… Asked whether Trump had cast doubt the need for a global transition to green energy, Sinead Lynch, country chair of Shell in Britain, told The Huffington Post UK: “It’s disappointing. Obviously what we really want is a […]

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Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reporting a flurry of illegal crossings into Canada in recent months. Officials say Quebec province has seen the highest influx of people seeking asylum, with many crossing in snowy, remote areas in northern New York… One illegal crossing area that has become particularly popular among immigrants is in Champlain, N.Y., […]

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Judge Orders Release Of EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt’s Fossil Fuel Emails

A state judge has ordered Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office to release thousands of documents related to Pruitt’s communications with the energy industry. The Thursday ruling comes the day before a scheduled Senate vote on Pruitt’s nomination to run the Environmental Protection Agency… Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons of the District Court of Oklahoma County […]

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Pence Ignored A Lead Contamination Crisis In His Backyard

Last December, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland wrote a letter pleading with then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to grant his city, which is facing a lead contamination crisis, an emergency declaration to allow it to address the problem… Pence said no, suggesting the $200,000 in assistance the state had already offered to help the city relocate […]

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Those Who Want To Kill His Agency Are ‘Justified’

OXON HILL, Md. ― Those who want the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the department are “justified” in their beliefs, the EPA head under President Donald Trump told a gathering of conservatives on Saturday… “I think people across this county look at the EPA much as they look at the IRS,” said EPA chief Scott Pruitt during an appearance at […]

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I Remain Convinced That The Future Is Female’

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIF. ― Hillary Clinton may have lost her presidential bid, but she has not stopped being a present and vocal advocate for women and girls… In a new video, which opened the MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Monday night, Clinton told a room full of women: “Despite all the challenges […]

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What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away?

For years the Environmental Protection Agency has been depicted as a jackbooted thug, a humorless generator of red tape, even the nefarious villain in such films as The Simpsons Movie and the original Ghostbusters… Now the agency started by a Republican president, Richard Nixon, faces an uncertain future. The new president who once pledged to […]

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EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there… EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of former industrial sites, air quality monitoring and education, among other things ― and told not to discuss this order […]

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Flint Residents Sue EPA, Alleging Negligence In Drinking Water Crisis

More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a class action lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing officials of “negligent” mismanagement of the city’s drinking water crisis… The suit, accusing the EPA of a critical failure to supervise local officials who allowed extraordinarily high levels of toxic lead to leach into the city’s drinking water, […]

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Withdrawing From The Paris Climate Agreement Is A Terrible Business Move

By the time you read this post and if the rumor mill is correct, President Donald Trump may have taken steps to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. If he has, or if he does, he will pull America out of the biggest business and jobs opportunity in U.S. and world history… […]

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Republicans Prepare To Overturn Rule Protecting Waterways From Mining

House Republicans voted to overturn a regulation meant to protect U.S. waterways from coal mining operations on Wednesday. The measure will now move to the Senate, where GOP leaders are expected to quickly follow suit… Earlier this week, lawmakers in both houses announced bills to block the stream protection rule, an update to regulations that […]

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Florida Congressman Drafts Bill To ‘Completely Abolish’ The EPA

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post… The freshman congressman sent the email on Tuesday morning to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation, which would shutter the EPA by the end of next year… “Our small businesses cannot […]

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Just 2 Of Trump’s 19 CEO Advisers Publicly Condemn Order Targeting Muslims

There are nearly 20 chief executives and prominent business leaders signed up to advise President Donald Trump. But only Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick have so far had the gumption to speak out against the president’s executive order blocking refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S… The order, issued […]

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Trump’s Ex-EPA Advisor Calls Environmental Movement The ‘Greatest Threat To Freedom’

Myron Ebell, the longtime climate denier who led President Donald Trump’s transition work at the Environmental Protection Agency up until his inauguration, did not mince words Monday about his disgust with the green movement… Seeming to echo language often used by the scientific community to describe the climate change crisis, Ebell called the movement to […]

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Guess Who’s Backing Scott Pruitt To Head The EPA? The Koch Brothers.

The two dozen nonprofit groups and Senate committee members defending Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, have at least two things in common… Like Pruitt, they’re climate science deniers. And, like Pruitt, most of them are funded by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who own the coal, […]

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Al Gore Revives Climate Summit The CDC Abruptly Canceled

Former Vice President Al Gore is hosting his own climate change summit after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly canceled the one it had been planning for months… Gore announced Thursday that he’ll hold the Climate & Health Meeting in Atlanta on Feb. 16 with Howard Frumkin, former director of the CDC’s […]

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Trump Mexico Wall Will Destroy Lives, Berlin Mayor Warns

Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller has urged US President Donald Trump “not to go down the road of isolation” with his planned border wall with Mexico… Mr Mueller warned such divides cause “slavery and pain” and would “destroy the lives of millions”… The German city was divided by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989… Mr […]

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