Coronavirus Doesn’t Slow Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks

Federal employees across multiple agencies said the administration was racing to complete a half-dozen significant rollbacks over the coming month.They include a measure to weaken automobile fuel efficiency standards, which one person familiar with the plans said would be issued as early as next week. Read more »

As State Pleas Mount, Trump Outlines Some Federal Action; Senate Democrats Block Stimulus Package

Erin Scott for The New York TimesSenate Democrats block action on a trillion-dollar stimulus plan.The stations for New York, to be built in Jacob K. Read more »

Trump’s Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, corrected President Trump’s earlier suggestion that a malaria drug could cure coronavirus.Fauci, as was explained yesterday, there has been some promise with hydroxychloroquine, this potential therapy for people who are infected with coronavirus. Read more »

No More Than 10 People in One Place, Trump Said. But Why?

The latest recommendation announced Monday by the federal government to promote social distancing and limit the transmission of the coronavirus: no more than 10 people in one place., reduced their recommendation to 10 people while officially banning crowds of 50 or more. Read more »

Trump Is Tested for Coronavirus, and Experts Ask: What Took So Long?

Kevin Lamarque/ReutersBy March 14, 2020After hosting a gathering with guests later found to be infected with the coronavirus, President Trump refrained from getting tested, let alone from self-quarantine, even as administration officials urged Americans to adopt stern new precautions.Wajngarten, who developed flulike symptoms once home in Brazil, tested positive for the coronavirus. Read more »

Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From Flood Zones

” The surprise came a few lines lower: If necessary, the city “would acquire properties through the use of eminent domain.Even when the purpose of eminent domain is seen as legitimate, elected officials are generally loathe to evict people. Read more »

A Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research

At the Interior Department, an official has pressured scientists to include misleading claims about climate change in their work.In Interior Department emails to scientists, Mr. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Expands Iran Travel Restrictions

recorded its first coronavirus death: a person near Seattle.Trump also said he was “very strongly” considering new travel restrictions along the southern border to contain the coronavirus. Read more »

Trump’s Path to Weaker Fuel Efficiency Rules May Lead to a Dead End

Obama’s 2012 fuel economy rules to cut vehicle tailpipe emissions.The standards, which require automakers to sell vehicles that average about 54 miles per gallon by 2025, are among the most ambitious fuel economy standards in the world. Read more »

How a Trillion Trees Triumphed Over Trump’s Climate Denialism

Marc Benioff, chairman of Salesforce, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where President Trump embraced his Trillion Trees climate initiative.It is far from clear that the United States government will actually plant any trees, or that a trillion trees would do much in the near term to stop the worst effects of planetary warming. Read more »

A Rare Trump-Era Climate Policy Hits an Obstacle: The Tax Man

A power plant near Houston with devices to capture carbon dioxide before it is released.11, 2020WASHINGTON — A rare policy enacted under President Trump to address climate change has run into an unexpected hurdle: the tax man. Read more »

Trump Opens National Monument Land to Energy Exploration

Climate|Trump Opens National Monument Land to Energy ExplorationCyclists in the Tour of Utah, which passes by the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.6, 2020WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday finalized plans to allow mining and energy drilling on nearly a million acres of land in southern Utah that had once been protected as part of a major national monument. Read more »

NOAA Leaders Privately Disowned Agency’s Rebuke of Scientists Who Contradicted Trump

Newly released emails show officials at NOAA told the agency’s scientists it did “not approve or support” a controversial agency statement issued after the president falsely said that Alabama was at risk from Hurricane Dorian.Emails obtained under public records laws show top leaders scrambling to do damage control in the days after Mr. Read more »

Trump Administration Moves to Relax Rules Against Killing Birds

Climate|Trump Administration Moves to Relax Rules Against Killing BirdsSince 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which covers more than 1,000 species, has helped restore populations of birds like the great egret.That interpretation has already had significant consequences for migratory birds. Read more »

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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