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The  Trump administration deleted the EPA’s climate change website. So, Chicago published it instead.

  • The city of Chicago this weekend added a new climate-change page to its website, and if it sounds familiar it’s because the information on it comes from the climate page the Environmental Protection Agency used to have — until the Trump administration deleted it last week.
  • “While this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage right now, here in Chicago we know climate change is real and we will continue to take action to fight it,” the page reads. Read more (5/8/17)

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highskeleton  asked:

Jesus you act like Donald trump is the worst thing that happened to America. What about the bombs that Obama dropped every 20 minutes during his 8 years? Like trump is pretty shitty but def not the worst

Barack Obama didn’t brag about sexually assaulting people. 

Barack Obama didn’t instate this many controversial ~unconstitutional~ executive orders within his first two weeks in office. 

Barack Obama didn’t gaslight the entire country by lying about the size of his inauguration, which will surely progress into lying about much, much more important things.

Barack Obama’s election didn’t lead to swastikas being drawn - and normalized - all over the country. 

Barack Obama didn’t have over a million people take to the streets on one given day to protest him.

Barack Obama didn’t have every news outlet except for fucking Fox and Breitbart bashing him.

Barack Obama didn’t violate the law by pushing forward with the Keystone pipeline. 

Barack Obama didn’t have the Pope comparing him to Hitler. 

Barack Obama didn’t win through a rigged election. 

Barack Obama didn’t silence the EPA and the National Park Service from communicating with the public - which is literally their job. 

Barack Obama didn’t reinstate the Global Gag Rule, which will lead to hundreds of thousands of pregnancy and abortion related deaths. 

Barack Obama didn’t deny that climate change existed, for the sake of his own business interests. 

Barack Obama didn’t have his spokesperson promoting his daughter’s clothing line while he was serving in public office. 

Barack Obama didn’t issue a Muslim ban in 7 countries, yet failed to include the 2 countries with the highest number of terrorist attacks 

Barack Obama wasn’t best buds with fucking Vladimir Putin. 

Barack Obama didn’t forbid legal residents from entering their own country. 

Barack Obama didn’t nominate a Secretary of Education who was so unpopular that a tiebreaker vote had to be issued by the VP. 

Barack Obama didn’t nominate an Attorney General who was deemed too racist to be a federal judge, and who thinks grabbing people by their genitals isn’t sexual assault. 

Barack Obama wasn’t perfect, but he sure as hell wasn’t Trump. 


Photos from around the country show just how massive the March For Science really is

  • You don’t need a scientific calculator to know that the March for Science was a massive success.
  • Stretching across the United States — as well as globally from the North Pole to New Zealand — the March for Science saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets on Earth Day in many cities, adding up to totals much higher nationwide. Read more. (4/22/17, 3:27 PM)

fun fact: the Environmental Protection Agency was created after Cuyahoga River caught fire for the thirteenth time

not because a river caught fire

because it caught fire for the THIRTEENTH TIME and caused $50,000 in damages

in 1969 Time reported that the river “oozes rather than flows” and said that a person “does not drown but decays” in the water


EPA advisor who quit in protest says Trump admin. has subcommittee on “firing line”

  • Two Environmental Protection Agency advisors resigned in protest Friday after the Trump administration removed their committee’s co-chairs.
  • Carlos Martín and Peter Meyer, advisors to the EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities subcommittee, wrote in a joint letter posted to Twitter that they could not be “complicit” in the removal of committee co-chairs, Courtney Flint and Robert Richardson — or what they called the “watering down of credible science.” Read more (5/12/17)

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Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA administrator

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after the Senate confirmed his nomination on Friday by a 52-46 vote.
  • Pruitt was confirmed despite protests from Democrats, who demanded his confirmation be delayed after a judge on Thursday issued an order to force Pruitt to release thousands of documents that show his communications with the oil industry. Read more (2/17/17 1:18 PM)

Warren scorched Trump’s EPA pick Scott Pruitt

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the emails could show “corruption” with “big oil,” and said his confirmation should be delayed until the documents could be reviewed.
  • In a nearly hour-long speech on the Senate floor late Thursday, Warren blasted Pruitt, attacking Republican Senators’ plans to quickly confirm him as head of the EPA. Read more (2/17/17 12:15 PM)