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#1 still learning

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:49 AM

Let's start a thread about changes at the US Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump, about the undoing of the US EPA's work.

Starting with a piece in the NY Times by Paul Krugman titled Trump and Pruitt, Making America Polluted Again: https://www.nytimes....lacement=1

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:44 AM

The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard,
. . . set new goals for defining flood plains, and
. . . mitigating the risk of construction over them.
The standard was coordinated by the National Security Council, and
. . . involved the input of governors, mayors, and other stakeholders.

But, Flood Protection Standards,
. . . were Rolled Back by Trump's executive order,
. . . 2 weeks before Harvey.

8-29-2017 Source: Trump's executive order

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 05:46 PM

A Washington Post article entitled "EPA now requires Political aide's signoff for agency awards, grant applications" came out today September 4.
See https://www.washingt...m=.68abea269a25

Apparently the words "climate change" are forbidden.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:49 AM

Another Washington Post article worth a look: "A two-decade crusade by conservative charities fueled Trump's exit from Paris climate accord"  See https://www.washingt...680866#comments

Likely you already know some of the story outlined in the O'Harrow's Post article, but worth a look anyway.  Names some names, some you've heard of, some maybe not.  

A quote from near the end of the article "From September to Jan. 19, 2017, Ebell worked on an “action plan” for the president. It incorporated the promises Trump had made during the campaign, including the rejection of the Paris accord. Ebell also proposed gutting the agency by cutting thousands of EPA employees."

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:45 PM

Apparently the EPA Administrator is having a "privacy booth" installed in his office.  Wonder what he wants to hide?
See https://www.washingt...m=.b6cdb37c8fc3

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:49 AM

Looks like Pruitt will have to explain a little.
See https://arstechnica....climate-claims/

On second thought, maybe not.  Just has to say that the EPA itself can't support Pruitt's position.  Which we already know.

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