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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Otherwise, it was just an ordinary week of secret meetings and betrayals of the public interest.
Plus, the president defies Congress on conservation and wants to force pipelines on states that don’t want them.
Interior’s Bernhardt helped bury a damning pesticide report, the Clean Air Committee goes soft on soot, and Trump nominates a climate change denier to the Fed board.
Trump hates science, and the Department of the Interior hates transparency.
Trump officials tell NASA they’re not needed, political appointees interfere with chemical safety research, and former military brass tell Trump to stop denying climate change.
Offshore drillers don’t have to follow safety rules, and an EPA official says Congress should stop asking so many questions (about how she’s not doing her job).
Plus, the administration plans a debate on climate change as coal executives continue to party in Trump’s hotel.
The Trump administration undermines an historic trail, tries desperately to save just one coal-fired power plant, and sells out the endangered delta smelt.
Trump slices a butterfly sanctuary in two, the EPA celebrates its second-worst year on record, and the president goes oddly silent on climate when it’s warm outside.
Plus, NOAA’s sick Twitter burn and the EPA’s corporate giveaways (which attorney general nominee William Barr seems cool with).
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