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Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor
• December 31, 2019 3:32 PM
A top panel of government-appointed scientists, many of them hand-selected by the Trump administration, said on Tuesday that three of President Trump’s most far-reaching and scrutinized proposals to weaken major environmental regulations are at odds with established science.
Government Loophole Gave Oil Companies $18 Billion Windfall
• October 24, 2019 3:22 PM
The United States government has lost billions of dollars of oil and gas revenue to fossil-fuel companies because of a loophole in a decades-old law, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday, offering the first detailed accounting of the consequences of a misstep by lawmakers that is expected to continue costing taxpayers for decades to come.