Under Donald Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been intentionally keeping scientists out of key discussions and decisions, according to newly released documents from The Washington Post. Science and scientists are under a direct attack under this administration, and the problem only appears to be getting worse, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced