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Tracking the Environmental Policies of the Trump Administration >>

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump’s budget request managed to do something few could have imagined: unite farmers and foodies.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was recently asked by Fox News how much it will cost to clean up the nation’s most severely polluted toxic waste sites. His answer shows that the man in charge of the federal Superfund program doesn’t know how it works – or is deliberately hiding the truth that cleanup costs fall mostly on taxpayers.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Seat belts. Two pilots in every cockpit. Cribs that don’t strangle infants. These federal rules, and many others, have saved a lot of lives over the years. In the process they’ve made American consumer products better and given customers more confidence in their purchases.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Trump administration just appointed a chemical industry bigwig to a high-level chemical safety position at the Environmental Protection Agency as Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

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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