Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has removed scientists from the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors to be replaced by people who are opposed to regulation. President Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma with no science or space background as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator. He has also named Sam Clovis as the Agriculture Department's chief scientist. Clovis, former talk-radio host and blogger has labeled climate research "junk science."
THIS WAS THE WEEK THAT: -- oil drilling in the Arctic was again permitted. -- the EPA was no longer allowed to include mentions of climate change on its website.
Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring shocked the world with her observations and predictions. She made a lot of people angry, but many more recognized the truth in her words, and the environmental movement was born.