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EPA Chief purging Trump-era advisors to ‘Focus on science and reduce industry influence’

In a move aimed at restoring the role of science at—and public trust in—the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Michael Regan announced Wednesday that more than 40 advisers appointed by former President Donald Trump will be fired from the agency. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The Washington Post reports Regan’s purge will include Trump appointees who informed EPA […]

April 6th

Spring cleaning at the EPA – Trump’s shills to be replaced with science believers

Hey nerds esteemed readers! Any of you think you’ve got what it takes to be on the EPA’s soon-to-be once-again science- and fact-based Science Advisory Board? (Or know someone who does?) If so, now’s your chance! Since polluters (illegally) muddied the panels that inform the EPA’s regulatory process, incoming administrator Michael Regan has decided to do some much-needed spring cleaning and […]

Evangelicals support Janet McCabe to serve as Deputy Administrator of the EPA

Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) is thankful for the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s vote to advance the nomination of Janet McCabe to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a bipartisan vote. A special thank you to Senator Wicker (R, MS) for his support of McCabe’s nomination. By Evangelical […]

Evangelicals support the EPA in their effort to restore and reprioritize science

This week, the US Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its climate policy website, which supplies credible information about the climate crisis. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. By Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network The EPA has begun to reestablish its mission of protecting human health and the environment today […]

After four bleak years under Trump, words ‘Climate’ and ‘Science’ are back on EPA website

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday brought back its climate change website—a resource the former Trump administration had yanked. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams “Climate facts are back on EPA’s website where they should be,” newly confirmed EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a statement Thursday. “Considering the urgency of this crisis, it’s critical that Americans have […]

March 19th

Can President Biden’s empathy and Michael Regan’s experience heal a traumatized EPA?

Since this week has been nothing but wall-to-wall Texas disinformation (the Wall Street Journal has yet another editorial tripling down on the lie, and a column doing the same) today we’re catching up on a great piece from last week. Zahra Hirji spoke to a variety of EPA veterans for Buzzfeed to get a sense of just how bad it […]

February 20th

Victory in the War on Science: Judge scraps Trump’s Orwellian anti-science rule for EPA

In a development welcomed by environmental and public health advocates, a federal judge on Monday invalidated the Trump administration’s last-minute rule change dictating which types of research the Environmental Protection Agency can use to regulate polluting industries and toxic chemicals. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams Judge Brian Morris, chief judge for the U.S. District Court […]

February 3rd

Biden has pledged to advance environmental justice – here’s how the EPA can start

On his first day in office President Joe Biden started signing executive orders to reverse Trump administration policies. One sweeping directive calls for stronger action to protect public health and the environment and hold polluters accountable, including those who “disproportionately harm communities of color and low-income communities.” By David Konisky, Indiana University The Conversation To […]

January 25th

EPA’s ‘secret science’ rule will make it harder for the agency to protect public health

The Trump administration has worked to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation. One of its most controversial actions is known as the “secret science” rule because it would require scientists to disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical records, for their […]

January 7th

Deniers think they’ll have a “Turkey Shoot” in Biden Admin, (while gearing up for wild goose chases)

Despite reactionary fascists’ delusional tantrums, denying Trump’s electoral loss with the same empty ferocity as they have similar losses since 1865, the year 2021 will bring a new administration. All the wailing and gnashing of teeth aside, upon their swearing-in, President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris will bring sweeping changes to a Trumpified federal government. […]

Trump shoves through Orwellian rule that blocks EPA from using science

Public health and environmental science experts on Tuesday said the EPA’s newly-finalized rule limiting the research that can be used to pass regulations must be reversed by the incoming Biden administration, to end President Donald Trump’s “coddling of polluting industries.”   By Julia Conley Common Dreams  Basing its decision on what one former EPA scientist called a “conspiracy theory” […]

January 6th

15 Things Biden can do in first 100 days to roll back Trump’s planet-killing cuts

A report published Tuesday by the eco-advocacy group Environment America urges President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore critical environmental protections gutted by Trump administration regulatory rollbacks. The report, entitled First Things to Fix (pdf), notes that President Donald Trump has overseen the reversal or weakening of around 100 environmental regulations during his nearly four years in office. By Brett Wilkins […]

December 30th

Biden facing pressure to tackle backlog of unfunded Superfund sites threatened by climate crisis

A joint report on Monday highlighted the pressure that President-elect Joe Biden is already facing to deliver on his environmental justice campaign promises—particularly when it comes to the 34 Superfund sites nationwide for which there is no reliable cleanup funding—the largest backlog of “unfunded” sites in 15 years. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams  SUBSCRIBEDONATE Search […]

December 29th