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January 9, 2019
Have you been keeping up this week? Check out these stories you might have missed.
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Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department

December 17, 2018
Julie Turkewitz | The New York Times
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a key figure in President Trump’s sweeping plan to reshape the nation’s environmental framework, resigned under pressure on Saturday as he faces numerous ethics investigations into his business dealings, travel and policy decisions.
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Trump Creates Political Storm with False Claim on Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll

September 14, 2018
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
As Hurricane Florence churned toward the Carolinas, President Trump on Thursday diverted attention from the government’s preparations for the monster storm to his personal grievances over last year’s Hurricane Maria by falsely claiming a conspiracy to inflate the death toll in Puerto Rico.
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Trump Attacks San Juan Mayor as Hurricane Bears Down on East Coast

September 13, 2018
Jennifer Jacobs, Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
President Donald Trump again insisted his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico was a success and lashed out at the mayor of the island’s largest city, as a major storm closed in on the Carolina coast.
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As Hurricane Florence Approaches, American Politics Is Put On Pause

September 12, 2018
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dunn | NBC News
As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolinas, American politics will take a pause. Discussions about Woodward, Anonymous and the latest developments in the 2018 midterms will get pushed to the side. And it’s very possible the story about Florence, its cleanup and recovery play out for weeks and months ahead.
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New E.P.A. Rollback of Coal Pollution Takes a Major Step Forward

August 21, 2018
Lisa Friedman | The New York Times
Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Monday signed a plan to weaken regulation of coal-fired power plants, advancing a proposal that the coal industry has hailed as an end to burdensome regulation and environmentalists have criticized as a retreat in the battle to address climate change.
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Top Trump officials clash over plan to let cars pollute more

July 27, 2018
| The New York Times
Senior administration officials are clashing over President Trump’s plan to roll back a major environmental rule and let cars emit more tailpipe pollution, according to 11 people familiar with the confrontation, in a dispute over whether the proposal can withstand legal challenge.
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Scott Pruitt’s Rocky Relationship With His Aides Set the Stage for His Fall

July 7, 2018
Lisa Friedman, Eric Lipton | The New York Times
Scott Pruitt came to Washington and assembled an extraordinary team of like-minded conservatives — lawyers, energy lobbyists, free-market Republicans and close allies from his days in Oklahoma. All were committed not only to Mr. Pruitt, but also to his stated mission to be a regulation-buster at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt resigns under a cloud of ethics scandals

July 6, 2018
Lisa Friedman , Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of President Trump’s aggressive effort to rewrite the government’s rule book on environmental regulations, resigned on Thursday in the face of numerous ethics investigations that doomed his tenure.
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