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Trump & the Environment

We'll begin the series by specifically discussing the Trump administration's plans to dismantle Obama-era environmental policy, as well as how to resist them. We'll also read Kathryn Schulz's recent article in The New Yorker. While Schulz isn't writing about the environment, her moving article about loss and losing may give us some resources for thinking about the battles (environmental and otherwise) that we just won't win. 

Texts (optional, but encouraged):
The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing pp. 1-25
Report: Trump Aiming to Sign Executive Orders on the EPA (The Hill)
When Things Go Missing: Reflections on Two Seasons of Loss (Kathryn Schulz)

Extra Credit:
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Episode 40 (2/15/2017), Act One
(BONUS Extra Credit [what???!]: Any of the recommended extra reading on Bee's site) 
White House page on the environment

Earlier Event: January 18
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Later Event: February 27
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