Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trump budget puts science under attack - Molly Murray , News Journal

Real science – the type of inquiry that paved the way for landmark environmental legislation like the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act – is facing significant cuts in the Trump Administration's proposed budget. The president, through executive orders, has already begun a major shift in the country's climate change policies. That is putting science, as we know it, under attack. The risk, McCabe said, is ignoring scientific inquiry and data undermines the public's trust in government to protect them from harm. On the Delmarva Peninsula, the shift in federal climate change policies could have a profound effect. Delaware is the lowest-lying state in the nation and, as in Maryland and Virginia, sea level rise is happening faster because we are sinking as water levels are rising.

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