From TNR, the EPA fired a bunch of scientists; it’s just political theater — for now; EPA science adviser quits in protest over firings: “I hope others will resign”; and Scott Pruitt is the hypocritical liar that Trump deserves. How rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. are a boon to oil and gas. Financial Times declares a winner in the war for energy’s future, and Big Oil won’t be happy. Trump’s disdain for environmental regulations stems from his misunderstanding: He thinks it’s all about cost, and he seems uninterested in assessing the critical benefits the laws provide. Trump’s quest to undo Obama’s environmental protections has been surprisingly productive.

Trump’s most dangerous acts aren’t on Russia, but on climate. How Trump’s environmental policy is a total joke, explained. The media is failing miserably to challenge Trump on climate change. Trump’s energy, low and dirty: Risking the planet to keep a lie alive. Would the planet be better off if Trump left the Paris deal? Bannon is pulling one over on Trump — there is zero reason to exit the Paris climate accord. Can the Paris climate deal survive a Trump-style renegotiation? America’s tragic fall from international climate leader to global embarrassment. Buoyed by Trump, the climate change counter-movement gains momentum.

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