This Researcher Is Resisting Scott Pruitt And Refusing To Resign Out Of EPA Science Plank.

taken down to adjustments in April to “reflect EPA’s priorities under the direction of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt.” And 214 days afterwards, the page — that explained the fundamentals of climate science and the way we are affected by it — is still down.

And it’s disappearing from science.   An NPR report discovered that scientists have started omitting the expression “climate change” from public summaries of their research. National Science Foundation grants around the topic have dropped 40 per cent this year. Meanwhile, the euphemisms like “extreme weather” and “environmental change” seem to be on the increase.

Given President Trump refusal to climate science, it’s not just surprising that his government has ushered in an age of self-censorship, at which scientists and bureau staffers tip-toe across the topic to protect their financing and research. But the scale and pace of the change over the past year is shocking.

approved Arctic exploration operations in the Beaufort Sea on Tuesday, the first time that the federal government has issued an Arctic drilling license in over two decades.

The license was awarded into  Eni U.S. Operating Co.. Inc., an Italian oil and natural gas company that has been vying to get access to this Arctic’s considerable cache of gas and oil since last August.   Exploratory drilling could begin as early as next month in Spy Island, also a human-made gravel island in temperate waters where the company already has 18 production wells.

Eni U.S. intends to use   extended-reach drilling methods to reach underwater federal lands, a advanced technology which allows manufacturers to reach deposits in environmentally sensitive regions over five miles away in the drilling rig.

This might be the first of several drilling operations at the Arctic. President Trump was pushing to undo Obama-era restrictions on Arctic drilling  because April. With Republicans in control of the House and Senate, the controversial attempt to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has its best chance of succeeding in many years.