Career scientists at the E.P.A. have been slipping something powerful into the Trump administration's efforts to roll back environmental rules: actual science. Science that could help challenge the revised rules in court.
Two very important ones today from NYT's Climate desk: 🐱🐭 In a wild cat-and-mouse game, federal scientists and Trump officials are … oh, just read it. By 🏭☁️☁️☁️ What pollution rules? By
Scientists inside the federal government have embedded data in documents rolling back environmental rules that make the rollbacks vulnerable to legal challenges. Powerful reporting from
President Trump has made rolling back environmental regulations a centerpiece of his administration. But scientists and lawyers inside the U.S. government have embedded data in regulatory documents that make the rollbacks vulnerable to legal challenges.
“You work hard on stuff that is good for the world, for a long time, for years, and then it’s trashed, and you’re told you have to participate in trashing it.”
“Keep your asses in your seats.” “Trip wires.” Wow: Federal scientists are embedding actual science throughout government docs—and Trump officials are trying to find and delete it. Deep inside the administration’s attacks on science. By
Trump staff scientists conclude that if the health standard for tiny soot particles were strengthened by about 27%, 12,150 American lives would be saved every year. plans to keep that unsafe standard.
“You work hard on stuff that is good for the world, for a long time, for years, and then it’s trashed, and you’re told you have to participate in trashing it.”
Scientists and SCIENCE: the last line of defense against some of the worst of the worst of the Trump administration's public health and environmental rollbacks. #ScienceNotSilence #PeopleOverPolluters
“You work hard on stuff that is good for the world, for a long time, for years, and then it’s trashed, and you’re told you have to participate in trashing it.”
It seems the administration is using the #pandemic as “cover” to do some pretty awful things thinking the US won’t notice- #scientists always will. This is wrong and dangerous. #StandUpForScience
“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.”
Government scientists and lawyers see a civic and professional duty. Trump administration loyalists see a movement to intentionally undermine the president.
Important reporting from . Even as the Trump administration moves to reverse environmental rules, govt scientists are hard at work embedding facts & statistics in regulatory documents that make the rollbacks vulnerable to legal challenges.
I noticed this in the PM & Ozone reports:dismissals of pollution adverse health effect causality by the Trump EPA summary were contradicted by the evidence of adverse health documented inside.Did they not read the report?
Trump Administration vs. the EPA. Turns out the EPA has some powerful stealth weaponry.
“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?
Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists
This is an amazing story, smart and subtle and rigorous. wrote it. You should read it. Everybody will be talking about it. /end
Resistance in solidarity with life, the planet, can be found by the knowledgeable among scientists & lawyers Tracing this story reflects a powerful #EngagedScholarship.
Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists
Scientists who stayed in EPA, despite Trump control, still working to save Americans’ lives.
Another day, another example of the Trump administration undermining its own ability to create policy in the public interest