Will Corruption and Arrogance Undo Trump's Environmental Team, as It Did Reagan's? | By John Cronin
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is fighting an uphill battle to retain his job after weeks of mounting scandals. President Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly reportedly wants Pruitt gone. The president continues to express support. But that is standard fare, not only for Trump, but for the strangely analogous case of President Reagan and the brief tenures of his EPA Administrator and Interior Secretary. Read more . . .
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Resigns
President Donald Trump’s reckless and feckless Secretary of the Interior slumps from office under the weight of fifteen investigations.
The White House Tried to Bury a Major Climate Report. It Backfired, Big Time.
President Donald Trump hid the National Climate Assessment behind Thanksgiving. 13 federal agencies wrote it. The media found it.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is the Hat Act of the American Environment
Like a faux country and western musician who wears a ten-gallon hat for credibility, Zinke’s pretense to Interior Secretary has worn thin.
The Shad Returned. Fishermen Didn’t
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Scott Pruitt’s Selective Memory
Pruitt evades congressional questions about self-dealing, cronyism, corruption, and revenge firings. Tick-tock.
Sen. Barrasso: Protect America from “Regulatory Rampage”
Chair of the Senate Environment Committee says constituents have a new “spring in their step” thanks to EPA’s Pruitt.
Will Corruption and Arrogance Undo Trump’s Environmental Team as It Did Reagan’s?
Pruitt and Zinke will follow the same ignominious ext as the environment team Pres. Reagan promised to keep.
Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s New Trophy Hunting Council
All but one of the 16 members the administration chose support relaxation of rules for hunting “trophy animals.”
Irene Dickinson: The Woman Who Shut Down the Indian Point Nukes
She inspired others to defeat seven proposed Hudson Valley nukes and ultimately bring down Indian Point.
Drilling Disaster Looms off New York State Coast
Former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck calls out Interior Secretary Zinke for his plan to open up oil and gas drilling.
The Pale Blue Dot: “Where We Make Our Stand”
“in our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves . . . Earth is where we make our stand.”
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