Category: News

Trump Budget’s Cuts to Climate ‘Totally Inexplicable,’ Former Agency Heads Say

InsideClimate News
By Georgina Gustin
May 26, 2017

‘I think we’re going to see a huge backlash,’ said former Bush EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman.

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Trump Administration Says It Isn’t Anti-Science As It Seeks to Slash EPA Science Office

By Lisa Song
May 24, 2017

The Office of Research and Development has been at frontlines of virtually every environmental crisis. Trump wants to cut its funding in half.

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Where have all the centrists gone? A look at why American politics is so dysfunctional

By Matthew Rosza
May 7, 2017

American politics is seeing the death of centrism — and it may be having disastrous effects

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America’s Canary in a coal mine
By Brian Donahue
April 4, 2017

At times, this is what it can feel like to live in and explore New Jersey these days—like everything is falling apart. It feels like maybe the rest of the world should be paying more attention.

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Q&A with former EPA administrator Christie Todd Whitman on Trump’s budget cuts

By Diane Stopyra
April 6, 2017

President Trump’s administration has proposed a federal budget that would cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s allotment by 31 percent, or $2.6 billion and the equivalent of 3,200 jobs.

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Whitman, ex-New Jersey officials oppose Trump’s EPA changes

Associated Press
By Michael Catalini
April 4, 2017

TRENTON – The country’s one-time top environmental regulator is joining several fellow former New Jersey governors and elected officials in warning about the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Ex-EPA Chief Whitman Says GOP Must Get Serious on Climate

March 23, 2017

MSNBC’s For The Record Provides Forum For Obama And Bush EPA Chiefs To Explain Why They’re “Skeptical” Of Scott Pruitt

Greta Van Susteren (host)
March 2, 2017

Former George W. Bush EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman: “The Agency Is About Protecting Human Health And The Environment, And We Don’t Want To Lose That”

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Bush Administration EPA Chief Urges Caution In Cutting Regulations

Morning Edition
Rachel Martin (host)
March 2, 2017

Rachel Martin speaks with Christine Todd Whitman, who led the Environmental Protection Agency under George W. Bush. She responds to President Trump’s plan to roll back regulations and cut EPA funding.

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

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


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