Nathan Rott

Nathan Rott appears in the following:

White House Spokesman Predicts More Federal Action Against Marijuana

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Press secretary Sean Spicer's comments on Thursday came as a poll indicated a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana.

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt is promising an aggressive rollback of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. NPR takes a look at what he's likely to target and the challenges he will face.

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Trump administration faces protests for its plan to aggressively rein in the EPA, an agency created by President Richard Nixon. But environmental protection was not always so politically divisive.

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Protestors On Both Sides Of Trump's Immigration Ban Meet At Los Angeles Airport

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The U.S. government said it had stopped implementing President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees after a federal judge temporarily blocked it.

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GOP Lawmakers Take Steps To Repeal Environmental Regulations

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

There are two big environmental regulations on the chopping block for congressional Republicans this week — involving coal mining and methane emissions.

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EPA Scientists' Work May Face 'Case By Case' Review By Trump Team, Official Says

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Trump official says he expects peer-reviewed research will be subject to vetting during the transition period. If such a rule became permanent, it would be a radical departure from existing policy.

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Media Blackout Ordered For EPA Employees During Trump Transition

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Trump administration has ordered a temporary media blackout for the Environmental Protection Agency as its transition team gets into place.

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Nominee To Lead EPA Testifies He'll Enforce Environmental Laws

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scott Pruitt also told a Senate committee on Wednesday it's not clear how to measure humanity's effect on the climate. As attorney general of Oklahoma, he has filed many lawsuits against the agency.

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EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Existence Of Climate Change

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that human activity plays "some" role in the changing climate. In his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Scott Pruitt said he wants to work with states to protect the environment while also encouraging economic growth.

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Chief Justice John Roberts Lauds Federal District Judges In Year-End Report

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Roberts praised the "selfless, patriotic and brave" lower court judges, writing, "District judges make a difference every day, and leave a lasting legacy, by making our society more fair and just."

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Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.

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Obama Designates Two New National Monuments In Nevada And Utah

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The president used his powers under the 1906 Antiquities Act to create the Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments, protecting the areas from future development.

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The Science Of Wildfires May Be Up In Smoke

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

With wildfire becoming more prevalent in the U.S. and the Forest Service increasingly looking to let some wildfires burn, there's a need to better understand the smoke that billows from those fires.

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Henry Heimlich, Namesake Of The Life-Saving Heimlich Maneuver, Has Died

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Henry Heimlich, the surgeon credited with inventing the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims, has died. The move saved thousands of lives. But he had other ideas that were more controversial.

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Pitching In At The Pipeline Protest

Friday, December 09, 2016

At a home near the Dakota Access Pipeline, one woman can't join the demonstration because of her young children. But she's participating by offering shelter to visitors, including an NPR reporter.

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Pipeline Protesters, Battered By Blizzard, Vow To Stay

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Amid their recent victory, people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are huddling in shelters in North Dakota as a brutal winter storm bears down on them.

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Opponents Celebrate Decision To Halt Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Monday, December 05, 2016

Pipeline opponents are celebrating Sunday's decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to not approve a key part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters fear the decision will be reversed by the incoming Trump administration.

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A Big Win For The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In Pipeline Dispute

Monday, December 05, 2016

After months of protests against a controversial pipeline, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will look for an alternative route for the final section of the project in North Dakota.

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In Victory For Protesters, Army Corps Denies Easement For Dakota Pipeline

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, essentially halting the construction of the oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

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In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Army Corps of Engineers says it's denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.

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