Environmental Politics

COVID-19 Power Shift: Experts Have 'Deep Worries' About Hospital Data

"The Trump administration has taken control of COVID-19 data in the United States, leaving public health experts gravely concerned about whether anyone outside the administration will be able to access the vital information moving forward."

Source: NBC News, 07/16/2020

After Attacks From Trump Aides, Fauci Says ‘Let’s Stop This Nonsense’

"After several days spent weathering attacks from White House officials, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci hit back on Wednesday, calling recent efforts to discredit him “bizarre” and a hindrance to the government’s ability to communicate information about the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: NYTimes, 07/16/2020

Virginia Adopts Nation’s First Coronavirus Workplace Safety Rules

"The state of Virginia adopted the first set of coronavirus-related workplace safety mandates in the country, after a board approved the emergency regulation Wednesday — a move the state took after months of inaction from a federal agency tasked with nationwide enforcement."

Source: Washington Post, 07/16/2020

Trump Scales Back Landmark Environmental Law, Claims Help To Economy

"President Trump finalized a major overhaul Wednesday of one of the country’s most consequential environmental laws on the grounds that it has slowed the construction of highways, pipelines and other major projects across the country. The sweeping changes to the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act, which opponents have vowed to fight in court and reverse if Democrats regain control of the executive and legislative branches this fall, underscore the stakes in this year’s election."

Source: Washington Post, 07/16/2020

Trump To Announce Rollback of Bedrock Environmental Protection Law

"President Trump plans this week to overhaul a federal law that poor and minority communities around the country have used for generations to delay or stop projects that threaten to pollute their neighborhoods — a law he says needlessly blocks good jobs, industry and public works."

Source: Washington Post, 07/15/2020

"4 Former CDC Heads Say Trump's Undermining Of Agency Puts Lives At Risk"

"Four former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blasted the Trump administration's 'repeated efforts to subvert' agency guidelines related to reopening schools, accusing the White House in a scathing Washington Post op-ed of undermining science with 'partisan potshots.'"

Source: Axios, 07/15/2020

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