If you were surprised by the president's decision to renege on the Paris climate accords, you haven't been paying attention.
Last month, the Secretary of the Interior cancelled all meetings being held by such agencies as the US Park Service. This included scheduled meetings of more than 200 boards and committees until at least September. The rationale was that this would provide the opportunity to restore trust in the department's decision-making process.
One of the groups whose meeting was cancelled was the California Landscape Conservation Collaborative. Like all the groups whose agendas were frozen, they've been asked to report on why they were meeting and what they were meeting about. Their report will no doubt mention an important project to model sea level rise in the salt marshes of coastal California.
Wanna bet that they'll never meet again during this presidency?
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