The editorial page of the NY Times is not very far from the right 98% of the time. So for them to go after the president so aggressively is unprecedented.
The $1 million study had been requested by two West Virginia health agencies following multiple studies suggesting increased rates of birth defects, cancer and other health problems among people living near big surface coal-mining operations in Appalachia. The order to shut it down came just hours before the scientists were scheduled to meet with affected residents of Kentucky.
The White House and its lackeys in certain federal agencies are censoring scientific inquiry that could inform the public and government policy.