Retired Coal Executive Picked to Run Mine Safety Agency (and Even More Examples of Trump’s Corporate Government)

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By Alan Zibel, Public Citizen From coal to defense to consulting, corporate executives continue to flow into the Trump administration. It’s been evident for months that, despite the campaign’s populist rhetoric, high-level corporate ties, conflicts of interest and giveaways to industry are part...
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Scott Pruitt Has EPA Ignoring Its Mission When We Need It Most

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club At a time when we’re all still thinking of Hurricane Harvey’s survivors (and donating to their recovery efforts), Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt continues to steer his agency off a cliff by ignoring its mission and putting people at risk: An...
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Science Advice in Action: Highlights From an EPA Science Advisory Board Meeting

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists Here at the Center for Science and Democracy, we have been writing a lot lately about the importance of federal science advice and defending the value of advisory committees like the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors and EPA Science Advisory Board...
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