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The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people,
its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Plus, Big Oil (literally!) writes its own offshore drilling rules, Trump fast-tracks his border wall through more wilderness areas, and the Interior Department gets petty with its press releases.
Plus, the president sacrifices an endangered species to oil drillers, and Mike Pompeo makes bizzare climate change comments.
Plus, Sonny Perdue doesn’t understand cancer science, and offshore drillers are writing their own rules.
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.
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