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Trump's EPA pick may struggle to dismantle Obama's environmental legacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama’s measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. Now he is hoping to take apart Obama's environmental legacy from the inside out, a task that could prove tougher than it sounds.

Pro-Abortion President Obama Stacked the Courts With 327 Judges, Donald Trump Can Undo the Damage

Linda Greenhouse, who now writes op-eds for the New York Times after covering the Supreme Court for the newspaper for nearly three decades, wrote a piece today titled, “Under Trump, the Federal Courts Will Be Up For Grabs.” Pro-abortion from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet, Greenhouse breaks into a […]

Trump’s New EPA Chief Is Exactly Who You’d Hire to Dismantle Climate Pollution Regulations

New York Times: Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A. President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling Mr. Show More Summary

The Billionaire Energy Investor Who Vetted Trump's EPA Pick Has Long List of EPA Violations

Asked for his take on President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), multi-billionaire investor and Trump business partner Carl Icahn told...Show More Summary

"Landing Team" for Trump's EPA: Climate Science Deniers and a Lawyer Known For Harassing Climate Scientists

President-elect Donald Trump’s future Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is really taking shape with his newly announced EPA chief (and friend of the fossil fuel industry), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, and the addition of lawyer David W. Show More Summary

Setting Record Straight as Trump Meets with Soon-to-be-Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory

With President-elect Donald Trump and soon-to-be-former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory meeting today, it’s worth reminding readers about Trump’s comments thus far on the discriminatory and vile HB2 (which cost McCrory his election -- marking the very first time an NC Governor lost his re-election bid). Show More Summary

The latest challenge for Dakota Access pipeline protesters: a punishing blizzard

More than 1,000 people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline have taken refuge in community centers and a casino on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation since a powerful blizzard blew through their main camp. High winds knocked down a large military-style tent in the Seven Council Fires encampment...

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell: We’ll Repeal Obamacare on Day One

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the Senate will vote quickly after President-elect Donald Trump takes office to repeal Obamacare, the pro-abortion government-run health care program. Trump has vowed to repeal President Obama’s controversial program and a Republican-led Senate is on board. Show More Summary

Trump’s Choice for Labor Secretary Tried to Outlaw Abortion

Earlier in his life, Andrew Puzder was also well-known for his work as an anti-choice attorney. In the 1980s, he helped author a sweeping piece of anti-choice legislation in Missouri that included radical “personhood” language defining life as beginning at conception. The post Trump’s Choice for Labor Secretary Tried to Outlaw Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Names New Secretary of the Interior Choice

The New York Times and other sources are reporting this morning that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Trump’s pick as Secretary of the Interior. Rodgers has served in the House of Representatives since 2005, and represents eastern Washington State, including the Spokane area.  She’s the highest ranking woman Republican in the House, where she […]

Congress Targets Retaliation Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

“I think there’s more to be done on the military justice side, but these [retaliation] provisions are obviously ways of showing that Congress takes this seriously and [the Department of Defense] should too,” said Nancy Duff Campbell,...Show More Summary

The MILO temptation

I just attended a speech by Milo Yiannopolos. This is what I saw.

Bishop Schneider: The non-negotiable greatness of Christian marriage

'The Church must more than ever exert itself in the announcement of matrimonial doctrine.'

Damaged seaweed can recover

Seaweed, which is vital for marine life, is disappearing throughout the world at an alarming rate. Different currents and wave patterns can bring about recovery, but more research is needed. This is the conclusion of Achmad Adhitya. His PhD defence has a political edge because of his proposition and the presence of his father-in-law, Habibie, former president of Indonesia.

More Than 800 Scientists and Energy Experts Urge Donald Trump to Take Climate Change Seriously

The scientific community was more involved in the 2016 U.S. presidential election than perhaps any other election in the past. This was likely due to the fact that Donald Trump, the Republican nominee who won the election, is an admitted climate change denier. Show More Summary

Augmented and Virtual Reality Will Help Build the Utility Workforce of the Future

The utility industry is facing decades-old infrastructure and a rapidly retiring workforce. The young workers re-manning the industry may dream of working with the latest in digital smart grid technology; yet out in the field these younger...Show More Summary

Six Ways to Meet the Needs of Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Patients

For health-care professionals, or anyone looking to create a safer and more affirming environment for trans people, here are some starting points that can help guide you toward better meeting the needs of your patients or other people in your life. The post Six Ways to Meet the Needs of Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Patients appeared first on Rewire.

Ohio Legislature Passes Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

Late Thursday, the Ohio state legislature gave final approval to a bill that would ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Passage comes on the heels of the legislature approving a ban on all abortions after the heart of an unborn baby begins to beat. Ohio House and Senate approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child […]

“Pro-Choice” Student Admits University Was Wrong to Ban Pro-Life Student Group From Campus

Pro-life students at Strathclyde University found an unusual ally this week after their student government banned their pro-life club from campus. Charlie Peters does not attend Strathclyde, a university in Scotland, or share the students’...Show More Summary

Geomorphological science can mitigate severe storm and flood damage

A year after Storm Desmond struck the UK and at a time when the UK's Committee on Climate Change have called for urgent action to address the risks to the UK from climate change, a group of world-leading geomorphologists have laid out how their discipline can help policymakers and practitioners develop more effective storm and flood-damage limitation and mitigation strategies.

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