Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks.
Coral Davenport“You work hard on stuff that is good for the world,for a long time,for years,&then it’s trashed&you’re told you have to participate in trashing it...you know you have to figure out what to do.”What do government scientists do in the Trump administration?
In an unexpected move, the federal government halted a project that might have led to a multibillion-dollar barrier to protect the region from flooding.
Coral DavenportThe Trump administration halted a project to protect NYC from extreme flooding,after @realDonaldTrump criticized it in tweet.Local politicians called the decision stunning, as #climate change threatens the region with intensifying storms - via @ABarnardNYT
President Trump’s long-promised rollback of Obama-era fuel economy standards may not be completed until this summer, and may not be tenable even then.
Coral DavenportThe Trump administration has rolled back nearly 100 environmental rules.But Trump's attempt to take down his top regulatory target,the US's largest #climate change rule, are in meltdown. "They look like they’re headed to a legal train wreck."