ByJohnathan Hettinger/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
In one of his first major acts as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a move that the agriculture industry says will cost them more than $4.4 billion in revenue each year.
“During his tenure as Attorney General of Oklahoma, Mr. Pruitt has blurred the distinction between official and political actions, often at the behest of corporations he will regulate if confirmed to lead EPA. While the disclosures Mr. Pruitt made to OGE may be sufficient to ascertain his personal financial conflicts of interest, they do not document conflicts he may have as a result of political activities,” the letter read.
Keeping up with the confirmation hearings of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations? The process is likely to be full of controversy — particularly when it comes to Trump’s picks and climate change.
A FairWarning analysis of OSHA data found that six years into the agency’s severe violator program – arguably the broadest workplace safety initiative launched during the Obama administration – more than 500 businesses are on its list of bad actors. They include corporate giants such as DuPont and International Paper, each with tens of thousands of employees, as well as more than 300 construction firms, many with fewer than a dozen workers.
Without “ambitious action” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, long-term effects of climate change will likely cost the U.S. government and American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars per year, a federal report released earlier this month has found.
The Washington D.C.-based advocacy group Food Policy Action released its National Food Policy Scorecard for the 114th Congress Monday. The scorecard is meant to evaluate policymakers on how they voted on “critically important” food issues from throughout the past year.