Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands

Holman also said that the new rule exemplifies how the Trump administration has dismissed or marginalized scientific evidence.Last month, a government advisory board of scientists, many of whom were handpicked by the Trump administration, wrote that the proposed water rule “neglects established science. Read more »

Trump and the Teenager: A Climate Showdown at Davos

Greta Thunberg, center, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.Markus Schreiber/Associated PressBy Mark Landler and Reporting from the World Economic Forum in DavosJan. Read more »

Trump Moves to Exempt Big Projects From Environmental Review

Under the law, major federal projects like bridges, highways, pipelines or power plants that will have a significant impact on the environment require an review, or environmental impact statement, outlining potential consequences.”The proposed changes would create a new category of federal actions, which Mary B. Read more »

Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning

It also has meant understanding the impacts of rising sea levels and other results of climate change on a given project.The court said the Trump administration had failed to justify reversing the Obama administration’s ruling that the pipeline would unduly worsen climate change. Read more »

Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor

Legal experts said the advisory body’s opinion could undermine the Trump administration’s rollbacks in the courts.”Many scientists on the advisory board were selected by Trump administration officials early in the administration, as President Trump sought to move forward with an aggressive agenda of weakening environmental regulations. Read more »

Science Under Attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work

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A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths

Then in June 2018, the Trump administration stepped in.The Trump administration, he said, “will continue to work cooperatively with our industry partners to minimize impacts on migratory birds. Read more »

Trump Administration Blocks Energy Efficiency Rule for Light Bulbs

Climate|Trump Administration Blocks Energy Efficiency Rule for Light BulbsThe energy secretary, Dan Brouillette, said the administration had chosen “to protect consumer choice.20, 2019The Trump administration announced Friday that it would block a rule designed to phase out older incandescent bulbs and require Americans to use energy-efficient light bulbs. Read more »

Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret

The economists estimated that hospital inpatient prices increased 42 percent from 2007 to 2014.Three individual hospitals also joined the case. Read more »

His White House Engulfed, Trump Keeps California in the Cross Hairs

WASHINGTON — President Trump has never been one to dive into the details of policy, especially now, as an impeachment inquiry threatens to engulf his administration.”Governor Newsom’s ex-wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle, now a Trump campaign adviser and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. Read more »

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping ProductsThe nominee, Dr.The Trump administration has held back from issuing a ban on most flavored e-cigarette products. Read more »

California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions

WASHINGTON — California’s government has hit back at automakers that sided with President Trump over the state on fuel efficiency standards, saying Sacramento will halt all purchases of new vehicles from General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers that backed stripping California of its authority to regulate tailpipe emissions.Going forward, California’s state agencies will chiefly purchase cars from Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW. Read more »

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

President Trump discussed a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes in the Oval Office in September with Alex M.Even a watered-down ban on flavored e-cigarettes that exempted menthol, which was widely expected, appears to have been set aside, for now. Read more »

To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

A proposed federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowing consumers to seek better deals for care.Democrats have also been campaigning on soaring health care costs, and both parties fear entering the 2020 campaign season with unfulfilled promises to gain control of out-of-pocket health spending. Read more »

Trump Administration Makes It Easier to Dredge Protected Areas to Restore Beaches

7, 2019WASHINGTON — The Trump administration changed a 25-year-old policy to make it easier for coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to improve their beaches.Last month, Representative Van Drew met with the secretary to request the change. Read more »

Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker of H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs

Business|Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker of H.ETThe Trump administration on Wednesday sued Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical company that sells H. Read more »

Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn’t About Trump, Forecasters Say

The map appears to have been altered with a marker to show Hurricane Dorian headed for  Alabama.The White House continued to engage in a whisper campaign against the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Ala. Read more »

Trump Serves Notice to Quit Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump at the White House on June 1, 2017, after announcing his intention to abandon the Paris Agreement.ImageLaurence Tubiana was France’s climate change ambassador during the Paris climate negotiations. Read more »

Trump to Nominate Stephen Hahn, Cancer Researcher, to Head F.D.A.

Stephen M.In doing so, he passed over the acting commissioner, Dr. Read more »

General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Fight, Splitting the Industry

It represents the latest twist in one of the Trump administration’s most consequential rollbacks of regulations designed to fight climate change.It has also opened a rift among the world’s biggest automakers — the very industrial giants that the Trump administration maintains it was trying to help with regulatory relief. Read more »