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Impacts of Proposed FY 2018 Budget Cuts on State and Local Air Quality Agencies

  A Report by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) May 22, 2017 Executive Summary President Trump will release his FY 2018 federal budget on May 23, 2017, which calls for huge cuts in funding for the U.S. … Continue reading

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“Drain the Swamp?” — Please

President Trump signed an executive order in late January — echoing language first endorsed by Mr. Obama — ostensibly prohibiting lobbyists and lawyers hired as political appointees from working for two years on “particular” government matters that involved their former … Continue reading

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Cruelty Wrapped in a Lie

Published by The Guardian Trump’s budget: major slashes to social programs – but $1.6bn for the wall Millions of people stand to lose Medicaid access, alongside cuts to welfare and food stamps, under a proposed budget that still has numerous … Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling Coming to the Atlantic — Former LA. Official Tapped as Lead Offshore Drilling Regulator

Published in The Hill BY TIMOTHY CAMA – 05/22/17 10:48 AM EDT The Trump administration has tapped a former Louisiana utility regulator to lead the agency responsible for offshore oil and natural gas drilling safety. Scott Angelle, most recently vice … Continue reading

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Rosenstein Prepared Remarks Before Congress

BRIEFING FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE and HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD J. ROSENSTEIN WASHINGTON, DC MAY 18th and 19th, 2017 Good afternoon. I welcome the opportunity to discuss my role in the removal of FBI … Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling on the Horizon?

Published in The East Hampton Star Re: Letter to the Editor: Offshore Drilling on the Horizon?   Dear David: On Sunday, Guild Hall hosted a program concerned with the preservation of the waters surrounding the East End. Flanked by scientists … Continue reading

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What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump

Published by the Lawfare Institute in Cooperation With By Benjamin Wittes Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8:02 PM The New York Times is reporting tonight: President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when … Continue reading

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