Saying the EPA’s science panel needs industry perspectives is sort of like saying industry should have input into the arrangement of the periodic table.
Ben Adler, Moyers & company: Are EPA Scientists In Trump’s Crosshairs?
To critics, seeking input from regulated industries is a politicized approach because the Board of Scientific Counselors reviews only research methodology, not pollution regulations. Saying it needs industry perspectives is sort of like saying industry should have input into the arrangement of the periodic table. CONTINUE READING
Zahra Hirji, Inside Climate News: Trump Budget Plan Targets Climate Science, Clean Energy Innovation for Deep Cuts
Slashing funding of critically important federal agencies threatens our nation’s ability to advance cures for disease, develop new energy technologies, improve public health, train the next generation of scientists and engineers, and grow America’s economy. CONTINUE READING
Elgie Holstein, Enfironmental Defense Fund: Trump’s EPA budget: 5 critical public health programs on the chopping block
By cutting funding to the states, which help the EPA carry out its environmental mission, it will somehow improve environmental protection, Secretary Pruitt argues. What it means in reality is that states will be left holding the environmental bag for some programs they must still carry out, that some protections will likely just go away or diminish – and that families and communities in 50 states are put at great risk. CONTINUE READING