Environment

​Trump's EPA administrator wants to push bad science

The EPA wants to "critique" climate science.

Scott Pruitt wants to hijack the peer-review process to push bad climate science.

EPA Administrator Pruitt is undertaking a formal initiative to evaluate climate science, according to reporting from E&E News White House reporter Emily Holden. According to Holden, the program will feature a "red team, blue team" approach meant to provide "back-and-forth critique" of climate science.

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Environment

POLL: Senators dig their own grave if they repeal Obamacare

Swing state Republicans in deep 2020 trouble if they vote to repeal Obamacare

The writing is on the wall for the GOP. Whether or not they choose to read it — and attempt to save their own jobs — remains to be seen.

Recent polling sends a strong, unequivocal message to Republican senators in swing states: If you vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, you will likely face serious consequences in your next re-election bid.

Voters in Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina disapprove of repealing the ACA by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Even among Republican-identified voters, support for repealing the ACA barely crests 50 percent.

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Environment

Earth's future looks grim

Trump to pull US out of Paris climate deal

The report, citing two sources with “direct knowledge," said Trump is working with a group led by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on the exact mechanism of pulling out before announcing his final decision.

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