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Smith Pitched Pruitt on 'Secret Science.' Now It's Happening

Scott Waldman, Niina Heikkinen E & E News
In early January, EPA chief Scott Pruitt met with Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to discuss overhauling how EPA uses science. Smith hasn't been able to get legislation to do so through Congress, so he pitched pitched Pruitt to do so internally, according to emails obtained through a FOIA.

We Won't Always Have Paris - Withdrawing is a Crime Against Humanity

Edward Hunt Foreign Policy in Focus
The Trump administration today pulled out of the Paris agreement on climate change. That pits the U.S. against the world and the scientific consensus on global warming. Trump's comments on climate change during his meeting with European leaders prompted German leader Angela Merkel to conclude that Europe must increasingly go it alone. The Obama administration could have done more, while the Trump administration couldn't have done less. (John Feffer, FPIF)
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