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Despite Andrew Wheeler's deceptive framing of the issue, it is important to understand the direct link between water and climate, on World Water Day and every other day.

Andrew Wheeler and the Water-Climate Nexus

Andrew Wheeler has served as acting EPA Administrator since July of 2018, when things just got too scummy, forcing former administrator Scott Pruitt out of office. Wheeler was confirmed last month, formally replacing Pruitt as EPA Administrator – to the delight of ardent pro-deregulation Republicans and ire of almost everyone else. Acting to the fears expressed by many climate scientists,…

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David Bernhardt seeks to block FOIA into DOI activities

The Interior Department Wants to Restrict Public Requests for Information

Just when you thought the Interior Department might recover from former secretary Ryan Zinke’s leadership, it becomes clear the acting secretary David Bernhardt’s leadership might not be any better. The Interior Department proposed a rule over the government shutdown that would restrict public records requests through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA is “vital to the functioning of…

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Senate Passes a Bill Permanently Reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is a bulwark in the face of weakened environmental regulations.

Trump administration seeks rollback of toxic mercury emissions standards, putting thousands of lives in jeopardy

The Trump Administration Is Gutting a Toxic Emissions Standard

The Trump administration defies utilities, scientists, health professionals, and his own EPA to rollback mercury emissions standards and put lives in danger

David Bernhardt nominated as Secretary of Interior - another example of the fox guarding the henhouse

Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel Lobbyist David Bernhardt As Interior Secretary

After Ryan Zinke left in disgrace, Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt As Interior Secretary represents more of the same: the fox guarding the henhouse.

U.S. cities tackle climate change, lead in the failure of national government

U.S. Cities are Tackling Climate Change

Although the U.S. pulled out of the Paris climate treaty, cities across the country are doing what they can to tackle climate change. Cities play an important part in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. That’s the limit that is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Achieving that goal requires big changes as soon as possible, according…

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The corruption of Ryan Zinke

What Are Interior Secretary Zinke and His Department Hiding From the American People?

In the age of Trump, it is open season mission-driven leadership among the government’s most useful agencies. Instead, Trump’s men plunder and hide.