Taking a Stand for Science: Documents Show FWS Scientists Disagreed with Wolverine Decision

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists What do sage grouse, wolves, and burying beetles have to do with politics? A lot when we look at how decisions to protect or not protect these species have gotten tied into political debates. Instead of discussions focused on whether...
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Is a Study of Trucker Health Really Government Waste?

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists Oklahoma Senator James Lankford earlier this week published a long report called “Federal Fumbles” detailing projects that he considers government waste. Corny football analogies aside, some of the projects described in the report do indeed seem...
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Don Blankenship Convicted of Conspiring to Violate Federal Laws; Violations Previously Determined to Have Caused 29 Miners’ Deaths

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By Rena Steinzor, Center for Progressive Reform Justice was done today by a hard-working jury in West Virginia that convicted Don Blankenship of conspiracy to obstruct federal mine safety rules.  This conspiracy was the primary cause of an enormous explosion that killed 29 men in the worst mine...
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Why We Need the Clean Water Rule

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By John Rumpler, Environment America Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams? The answer is that, all too often, state officials fail to enforce their own laws or side with politically-powerful...
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