Nuclear threat

February 28th, 2017

Blog Entry #5
By Christine Todd Whitman
February 28, 2017

For those of us old enough to remember school bomb drills or the Cuban Missile crisis, the idea of another nuclear arms race is terrifying. It doesn’t take many nuclear weapons to destroy the world as we know it and President Trump’s loose talk about building up our nuclear arsenal may unleash forces that he will be unable to stop.

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

February 17th, 2017

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
Kelly McEvers (host)
February 17, 2017

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

February 17th, 2017

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
By Nate Rott
February 17, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has a pretty simple mission in principle: to protect human health and the environment. It’s a popular purpose too. Nearly three out of four U.S. adults believe the country “should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” according to a 2016 survey by the Pew Research Center.

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Good Luck Killing the EPA; Dismembering the agency requires changing 45 years worth of laws, warns one Republican who ran it.

February 8th, 2017

Bloomberg
By Eric Roston
February 8, 2017

The new U.S. president and Congress are taking a hard look at environmental rules—none harder than a freshman U.S. representative whose new bill would “terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.”

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Stop It!

February 7th, 2017

Blog Entry #4
By Christine Todd Whitman
February 7, 2017

STOP IT. That’s what the American people were saying in the last election. Stop the hyper partisanship that has rendered Congress virtually stagnant. Stop the name calling and “tit for tat” approach to governing and start solving the country’s problems.

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Trump’s EPA facing fire amid efforts to rein in agency

February 7th, 2017

USA Today/THE NEWS-PRESS Washington bureau
By Ledyard King
February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is facing its toughest test since the regulatory agency opened its doors in 1970 under President Richard Nixon.

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