Clean Cars in 2016: Building on Progress Toward Clean Air

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council The drive to put cleaner vehicles on the road—and reduce climate-altering pollution and save drivers money—made significant gains in 2016. New cars achieved record high fuel economy. New carbon pollution and fuel efficiency standards were put...
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Mr. Pruitt, the EPA’s Job Is to Protect Our Health and Safety. Will You?

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists President-elect Trump’s nominee to serve as the head of the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, is well known for his attacks on the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Power Plan. But...
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Livestock Antibiotics Surging Up, Up, Up

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By David Wallinga, Natural Resources Defense Council Scientists and regulators have sounded the alarm linking the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production with helping to increase the creation and spread of antibiotic resistant infections. Three years ago, as a result, the U.S. Food and...
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New Rule Aims to Stop Coal Mining from Poisoning Water

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By Theo Spencer, Natural Resources Defense Council If you rented out your house to friends and they trashed it, damaging walls and breaking the plumbing system, you’d be pretty upset, right? And you’d be justified in saying it was your ‘friend’s’ responsibility to pay for clean up and repairs....
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