Committee approved NOAA, NASA, CPSC picks
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today advanced several Trump administration nominees, including Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) to head NASA and AccuWeather Inc. CEO Barry Myers to lead NOAA.
In reversal, parks will remain open if there's a shutdown
In a reversal from 2013, national parks will remain open even if Congress allows the federal government to partially shut down this weekend, the Interior Department said today.
Nelson blocks 3 Interior nominees over Fla. exemption
Irked with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's offshore drilling plan, Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said last night that he has placed a hold on three of President Trump's key Interior Department nominees.
Zinke's 'crazy policies' sparked resignations — ex-adviser
The resignations this week of nine of 12 National Park Service advisers was a reaction, in part, to the Trump administration's August decision to scrap an Obama-era order calling for a focus on climate change in managing resources at parks. "In no way could I envision, with this administration, that any investment of time in giving advice would produce anything positive," former adviser Belinda Faustinos said.
Ignored by Zinke, 9 of 12 NPS advisory board members quit
Tired of being ignored for the last year, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles (D) and eight other members of the National Park Service Advisory Board have decided to call it quits.