Feb 18, 2017

Japan, EU agree to push bilateral trade deal

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that he and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom had confirmed their resolve to swiftly conclude free trade negotiations between the two economies. “We reaffirmed that it is extremely important (to reach) a broad agreement … as soon ...

GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Feb 9, 2017

GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Pondering new restrictions on how the Environmental Protection Agency can use scientific data, congressional Republicans are seeking advice from the chemical and fossil fuel industries. House Science, Space and Technology committee chairman Lamar Smith this week accused the Obama administration of relying on faulty ...

Trump administration seeks to muzzle agencies on environment

Jan 25, 2017

Trump administration seeks to muzzle agencies on environment

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has moved to curb the flow of information from government agencies involved in environmental issues, actions apparently designed to silence dissenting views. Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of ...