NRDC Expert Blog

We Cannot “Streamline” Our Way Out of Lack of Funding

Rather than address the need for dollars to build our water, transportation and other failing infrastructure, Congress blames the requirement to evaluate the environmental and community impact of a project, as the major reason for project delays.

House Committee Wants to Gut EPA

While the press concentrates on tweets and Russian assistance to the Trump campaign, the House Republicans continue their undercover assault on our environment and natural heritage.

How Can Scott Pruitt Defend Drastic Cuts to EPA’s Budget?

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has trouble telling the truth. The world saw that from his brazen attempts on TV recently to spin President Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. Many fact-checkers have called him out on his lies.

Pruitt Versus Environmental Cleanup

When Scott Pruitt speaks, he knows he must say that EPA needs to go back to its core mission of protecting air and water.

Don't Be Fo$$il Fooled

Conveying President Trump’s wish list for the next federal budget, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney recently said, "The president wants a smaller EPA. He thinks they overreach . . . You can’t drain the swamp and leave all the people in it."

Trump Admin and Congress Want to Destroy Public Protections

In his speech to Congress, President Trump simultaneously continued his attack on the regulatory system and continued to claim that he supports clean air and water, among other public goods.  The problem is that the way we’ve cleaned our air and our water is through federal regulation, and federa