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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
Nate Rott
February 17, 2017

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Scott Pruitt has been sworn in as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Democrats pushed hard against Pruitt’s nomination and staged an all-night debate last night. They had called him unfit for the job. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times, and he promises to aggressively roll back what he calls the agency’s activist agenda. NPR’s Nathan Rott is with us now to talk about this. Hey, Nate.

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
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.

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

USA Today/THE NEWS-PRESS Washington bureau
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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Ex-EPA chief: We must keep protecting environment

CNN
Paula Newton
January 25, 2017

Christine Todd Whitman, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, tells Paula Newton she’s deeply concerned about Donald Trump’s environment policy.

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Christine Todd Whitman honoured at Future of the Ocean Symposium

Press Release
December 8, 2016

The 12th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium & Champion of the Ocean Awards Luncheon was held on December 7 at Monmouth University. Congratulations to this year’s honorees, the Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, Dr. Donald Boesch, David Rosenblatt and Elizabeth Semple. Keep an eye on the UCI website for videos, blog articles and other multimedia from the event.

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Whitman to Trump: Listen to Ivanka on climate change

Asbury Park Press
Russ Zimmer
December 7, 2016

Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, saying she was worried for her grandchildren’s future, urged President-elect Donald Trump to turn to one of his closest advisers, daughter Ivanka Trump, to shape his climate policies.

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Ocean advocates hope Trump takes climate change seriously

Press of Atlantic City
Michelle Brunetti
December 7, 2016

LONG BRANCH — For Tom Fote, of Toms River, the decline of the lobster industry in New Jersey is proof that ocean warming is having big environmental and economic effects.

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Symposium to Explore America’s Ocean Future: Recommendations for the Trump Administration and Congress

Monmouth University
Press Release
November 30, 2016

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) invites the public to join us for a symposium and policy discussion which never took place during the election — coastal and ocean priorities for the next administration and Congress.

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Why We Must Fix Our Water Infrastructure

The Star Ledger
By Jane Kenny and Mark Mauriello
November 28, 2016

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