Trump Tells Islanders Not to Worry About Sea Level Rise

The mayor of a town that is an island in the Chesapeake Bay got a call from noted climatologist Donald Trump after praising him on television and pointing out that 87% of the island's residents voted for him. Trump told him not to worry about sea levels rising due to global warming. … [Read more...]

Trump Lied to G7 Leaders About Non-Existent Environmental Awards

Donald Trump, always eager to brag even when -- perhaps especially when -- there's nothing to brag about, told a lie to the other world leaders at the G7 summit this week, claiming to have won several environmental awards that he did not, in fact, win. … [Read more...]

OK Passes Clearly Unconstitutional Law on Protests

The Republicans who run the state of Oklahoma are very upset about environmentalists protesting against old pipelines, so upset that they just passed, and the governor signed into law, a bill that punishes those who "conspire" to foster such protests. … [Read more...]

What Caused Hitler This Time? Environmentalism, of Course.

The Cornwall Alliance is a conservative Christian non-profit that rails against environmentalism. It is, of course, funded by the oil industry. Now they're promoting a book that claims that the real cause of Hitler and the Third Reich was concern for the environment. Seriously. … [Read more...]

PA Republican Thinks We’re Moving Closer to the Sun

Scott Wagner, a Republican (of course) state legislator from Pennsylvania who is also running for governor, is in serious need of some basic science classes. During a keynote address to a group of county officials, he had some spectacularly stupid things to say about global warming. … [Read more...]

Michigan, Flint Reach Settlement to Replace Lead Pipes

The state of Michigan and the city of Flint have reached a settlement in the dispute over lead in the drinking water. The settlement requires the state to pay $100 million to replace thousands of lead pipes throughout the city and keep distributing bottled water until that job is finished. … [Read more...]

Trump Wants to Eliminate Chemical Safety Board

Another appalling item in Trump's proposed budget is the elimination of the Chemical Safety Board, a federal commission that investigates chemical spills and accidents of toxic chemicals. Because why worry about things that endanger public health, amirite? … [Read more...]

Trump Wants to Slash Great Lakes Protection Funding

We have more specifics on the cuts Trump wants to make to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency and it includes the near-elimination of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a crucial program for protecting the world's largest source of fresh water. … [Read more...]

What Trump Wants to Cut from EPA

CNN reports from sources at the EPA the list of programs Donald Trump wants to eliminate as part of his plan to cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by a whopping 25%. It's just the usual stuff. You know, clean air and water and other silly stuff like that. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Reckless and Dangerous Attack on the EPA

How do you destroy one of the most important federal agencies? By appointing one of its enemies to lead it and by undermining its ability to do its job. That's what Trump is doing to the EPA, promising to do away with 75% of its regulations. The results will be bad. … [Read more...]

Trump and Those Non-Existent Environmental Awards

Today's example that Donald Trump lives in a fantasy world of his own creation. He has repeatedly claimed that he has "won many, many environmental awards." He's never actually named one of them, of course. That's because they simply do not exist. … [Read more...]

Trump Wants to Defund NASA’s Climate Science Research

In an entirely unsurprising development, Donald Trump's adviser on NASA says he wants to gut the funding for the Earth Science division, the one that deals with climate science and global warming, and put the money into deep space research instead. … [Read more...]