Tuesday, May 9, 2017

And the Looting Is Set to Begin....

The EPA dismissed half of its review board, an 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors
EPA dismisses half of its scientific advisers on key board, citing ‘clean break’ with Obama administration. The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/07/epa-dismisses-half-of-its-scientific-advisers-on-key-board-citing-clean-break-with-obama-administration/?utm_term=.b4728313543d&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has chosen to replace half of the members on one of its key scientific review boards, the first step in a broader effort by Republicans to change the way the agency evaluates the scientific basis for its regulations…
And Trump orders the Interior Department to rescind or reduce size of national monuments:
Valerie Volcovici. Trump orders review of national monuments to allow development. Reuters, Wed Apr 26, 2017 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-interior-monuments-idUSKBN17S1MH
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow national monument designations to be rescinded or reduce the size of sites as the administration pushes to open up more federal land to drilling, mining and other development.
Trump's order is part of an effort to reverse many of the environmental protections implemented by his predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama that Trump said were hobbling economic growth. Trump's agenda is being cheered by industry but enraging conservationists.
A long term strategy to role back the regulatory state - especially in financial, health, and environmental regulation - has born fruit.


  1. What's happened to netc.net? I can't pull it up since Hanford went haywire yesterday.

  2. I mean netc.com. It's completely empty. This hasn't happened before.

  3. Ah, it's back. Sorry for the false alarm,

    1. I can understand the concern. Fukushima has been looking very bad recently and the fires in the region are probably producing radioactive smoke

    2. Netc showing Japan "hot" last 8 hours May 10, 2017