Browsing the "GOP war on science" Tag

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EPA-wrecker Scott Pruitt runs an agency slouching into paranoia

Until now, Ronald Reagan-appointed Anne Gorsuch Burford [mother of nepotastic stolen-seat Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch] was the worst administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in its nearly half-century of existence. She cut its budget by a fifth and worked diligently to please polluting industries that she claimed were over-regulated. She was just one appointee […]

August 12th

Paris Climate Agreement – Trump takes first step to withdraw (but it’ll still take four years)

The United States Government has formally communicated its intention to the United Nations to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement while simultaneously doubling down on its false promises to lower emissions. By Joshua S Hill  Dated Friday, August 4, the US Department of State published a small ‘Media Note’explaining that “the United States submitted a communication to […]

August 7th

War on Science: Trump picks non-scientist talk radio climate denier as top USDA scientist

Sonny Perdue, the political hack appointed to be secretary of agriculture, once labeled mainstream climate science “so ridiculous and so obviously disconnected from reality.” As if having a science denier running the Department of Agriculture weren’t disastrous enough, Pr*sident Trump has now, as expected, picked another political hack—a former right-wing talk-radio host named Sam Clovis—to be the undersecretary of research, education, […]

July 21st

GOP war on science: EPA chief of staff bullies scientist into mangling testimony

As noted here and here, the Trump regime is intent on wrecking the Environmental Protection Agency. And it is clear from the comments of the head of EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors that the wrecking will include making propaganda and other lies part of the agency’s mission going forward. How much long-term damage will be done by this and […]

June 27th

Conservative and GOP groups SUPPORT the Paris Climate Agreement

As we deal with the fallout of Trump’s abandonment of America’s climate commitments through the Paris Agreement, it’s important to remember that he does NOT speak for all Americans. Many conservative voices also oppose this destructive move. By Jeremy Bloom CONSERVAMERICA …Climate change is a global problem that requires American leadership. The United States has […]

June 2nd

Trumps budget slashes EPA, green energy

We’ve been waiting for some time now to see just what damage the Trump administration intends for the US clean energy and environmental policies and institutions. And this week’s budget release confirms the administration has massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and in particular the country’s leading clean energy research […]

May 24th

Why Did Republicans (& Some Independents) Fall For The Trump Con?

The people of the United States live in bubbles. We each fall into certain subcultures that have a lot of influence over what we think, what we feel, and what we are interested in discussing. In politics, subcultures are obsessively collected and fought over (via messaging/branding, if not policy) and major political parties do their best to motivate […]

May 22nd

California Democrats drop F-bomb on Trump’s environmental mess

By Dan Bacher California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton today issued a statement expressing how he feels about the Trump administration’s environmental protection rollbacks: “Since he failed in his efforts to screw millions out of their health care, Donald Trump has switched his attention to fucking up our environment and the air we breath.” I’ve […]

April 12th

Oklahoma drinking water getting trashed by oil and gas injection wells

By Meteor Blades Clean Water Action, a 45-year-old eco-advocacy group that opposes hydraulic fracturing, has released a 16-page report that argues Oklahoma regulators are ignoring risks to underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) from oil and gas wastewater injection wells. The regulators challenge the report’s assertions, but the report says this is occurring because the regulators are […]

April 10th

Bill Nye will be one of the March For Science co-chairs

The March for Science announced three honorary co-chairs today who will help promote the march globally, speak at its Washington, DC event and encourage others to join together to support and defend science. by March for Science They are: Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician who exposed dangerous lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a biologist […]

March 30th