US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

18 Jul 2017

While You Were Busy Watching Don Jr., You Missed Some Interesting Trump Administration Nominees

President Donald Trump is slowly working his way through nominating people for posts related to Western natural resources and the environment; several nominations came down this week. There are more than 1,200 White House appointees that must be vetted by Senate committee, then confirmed by a majority of the full Senate.
President Donald Trump is slowly working his way through nominating people for posts related to Western natural...
27 Jun 2017

The Trump Administration Just Greenlit a Project That Will Devastate California’s Most Fragile Ecosystems

Over the strong objections of environmental groups and concerns raised by some of their own scientists, federal wildlife agencies on Monday approved the construction of $14-billion set of tunnels that will on average divert 20 percent of the California’s ecologically sensitive Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers to Southern California cities and farms.
Over the strong objections of environmental groups and concerns raised by some of their own...
25 May 2017

There’s Finally a Dollar Amount Attached to How Much Trump Hates the EPA

President Donald Trump reserves a special level of antipathy for the Environmental Protection Agency. He campaigned on eliminating the EPA "in almost every form," and his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, declared that its climate change programs "waste your money." But his full budget wish list released Tuesday actually assigns a dollar value to his promises. In it, the EPA faces the steepest cut of any agency or department across the government, a 31.4 percent reduction, to $5.7 billion, its lowest level in 40 years.
President Donald Trump reserves a special level of antipathy for the Environmental Protection Agency. He campaigned on...

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