Talking Colorado Climate Change: Rising Temps, Shorter Ski Seasons And Possibly More Air Turbulence

How often have you cringed when you heard an airline pilot or flight attendant come on the P.A. system to inform you that there was turbulence in the air? Turns out those announcements may become more commonplace, because of climate change. A study from England’s University of Reading finds turbulence could get two or three times worse if carbon dioxide … Read moreTalking Colorado Climate Change: Rising Temps, Shorter Ski Seasons And Possibly More Air Turbulence

How Will The U.S. Climate Change Withdrawal Impact Colorado?

The United States may be backing out of the Paris climate accord, but at least nine mayors in Colorado have pledged to uphold the deal. Collectively, the mayors from these cities — Denver, Aspen, Boulder, Breckenridge, Edgewater, Lafayette, Lakewood, Longmont and Vail — represent more than a million people in the state. But what does it mean for a city … Read moreHow Will The U.S. Climate Change Withdrawal Impact Colorado?

Inside Trump’s war on regulations

“The push to block, rewrite and delay scores of Obama-era rules may be the administration’s biggest untold success.” Ironically, this is a statement many environmental professionals would agree with: “I think it’s something that’s just been lost on people in terms of the regulatory sediment that has built up — decade after decade after decade … Read moreInside Trump’s war on regulations

Public Interest Groups Challenge Trump’s “2-for-1” Regulatory Rollback Directive

Here’s an example of how environmental groups are using our federal courts to fight the Trump regulatory rollback agenda.  NRDC and the Communications Workers of America have sued to overturn E.O. 13771 – the “2 for 1” directive. This Executive Order requires that each new regulation must be accompanied by the removal of two regulations  … Read morePublic Interest Groups Challenge Trump’s “2-for-1” Regulatory Rollback Directive

Trump’s budget calls for hits on federal employee retirement programs (in addition to staffing cuts)

Yesterday’s Washington Post offered some insights into the Trump Administration’s plans to reduce earnings for federal workers – both present and past. (Article links below.) Perhaps only the heartlessness the president’s budget demonstrates for the poor, the hungry and the sick exceeds the billionaire’s absence of empathy for the federal employees who serve them… [it] would … Read moreTrump’s budget calls for hits on federal employee retirement programs (in addition to staffing cuts)

Talking points: {Dis}HONEST Act and the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

We should tell our Senators to oppose a pair of bills aimed at crippling EPA. Both have already passed the House. If they pass the Senate, their effect will be felt long after the Trump Administration is history. (1) The HONEST Act would prevent EPA from using sound science making decisions about how to best … Read moreTalking points: {Dis}HONEST Act and the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

“Reforming” Government

Here’s a fun quiz! What part of government do you want to get rid – no expertise required. The Trump Administration (through OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, who never met a government agency he likes) is asking for input on how to reform government.  After 30 years in the trenches, I can think of lots of … Read more“Reforming” Government

The Earth Warms While Trump Ignores Science: A letter from 777 EPA Alums.

 April 27, 2017 To Our Elected Leaders at All Levels of Government – As former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we know that science is at the heart of the bipartisan progress our nation has made toward protecting public health and the environment. Americans enjoy cleaner air, water and land today because for … Read moreThe Earth Warms While Trump Ignores Science: A letter from 777 EPA Alums.

Science March – Why EPA and environmental protection matter

Above: scenes from the DC Science March Below: Text of EPA Alum Kathy Setian’s speech, delivered at the Science March in San Francisco on April 22nd. Kathy Setian was a project manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a Steward for Engineers and Scientists of California, IFPTE Local 20. Thank you Kishore. As you … Read moreScience March – Why EPA and environmental protection matter

EPA alums speaking up for climate science

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is offering another opportunity for EPA alums to speak with one voice. Please visit the link below and sign this letter supporting the importance of science, especially in the arena of climate change. (Text of the letter is copied below.) Please sign by April 19th. EPA former employees support climate … Read moreEPA alums speaking up for climate science

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