//  11/6/17  //  Topic Update

The EPA has eliminated the ability of scientists receiving EPA research funding to serve on the agency’s advisory committees, a move that will likely increase the influence of industry-funded scientists (WaPo).

The Trump administration is planning to reconsider a ban on mining for uranium in the Grand Canyon put in place during the Obama administration (The Hill).

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is abandoning traditional transparency at the EPA, eroding trust in the institution, and as a result putting long-term public health at risk, writes William D. Ruckelshaus for the Washington Post.







Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a unified national automobile emissions standard, which may preempt California's stricter standard. California is challenging the Interior Department's repeal of standards for fracking on federal land.