Slate.com - "It is as clear as it has ever been that the cacophony of daily mayhem from the federal government will make tracking threats and reprisals for scientists virtually impossible. Pairing up pro bono lawyers with fearful scientists is one more good way to ensure that potential government whistleblowers know what their options may be. Joke all you want about those 200 lawyers at the bottom of the oceans—but as those oceans rise, you may be grateful the lawyers were there to stand watch." #climatechange#science#scientists#lawyers#pruitt#trumptrain
Top #epa Official Resigns and Slams #pruitt, #trump: 'The truth is there is NO war on coal' . While EPA head #scottpruitt “reorganizes” the #environmentalprotectionagency by moving funds away from actual #science programs to fund his own personal #security force and figure out ways to turn the agency into a #climatedenial#propaganda machine, serious people are finding themselves with no other option but to leave. Elizabeth “Betsy” Southland worked at the EPA for the last 30 years. Ms. Southland has decided to leave and she wrote a scathing exit letter that's surfaced and is reported on by #thehill. In the letter, Southland talks about the good things the EPA has done during her career in the hopes of protecting our #air and #water from #pollution. Not perfectly or quickly, obviously, but always moving in the right direction. . In the letter, she refused to use Pruitt's name. Refusing to use Pruitt’s name is important because when history is written about this era, people like Pruitt will be seen as the puppets of #fossilfuel industry that they are. Their names will be erased as time marches on. . Today the #environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of #myth over #truth. The truth is there is NO #war on #coal, there is NO #economic#crisis caused by #environmentalprotection, and #climatechange IS caused by man’s activities. It may take a few years and even an environmental #disaster, but I'm confident that #congress and the courts will eventually restore all the environmental protections repealed by this administration because the majority of the #american people recognize that this protection of public health and safety is right and it is just. . We need to get out the vote.
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