Half-Not: 8 Things We’d Rather See the Trump Administration Cut in Half

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By John Rogers, Union of Concerned Scientists President Trump’s new directive to cut two regulations for every new one makes as much sense as the call from the former head of his EPA transition team to cut our lead environmental agency in half: zero. If Mr. Trump and his team...
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What’s Congress Doing to our Methane Waste Regulations?

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By Jeremy Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists Yesterday I spoke at a forum in the Capitol on the Bureau of Land Management’s Methane Waste Rule, an event organized by Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee. I offered testimony on a panel of experts including a former BLM...
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Executive Order is Two Steps Backwards on Regulations

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By Sean Moulton, Project on Government Oversight On Monday, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Several previous administrations have issued Executive Orders addressing how the regulatory process should be implemented and types of...
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Trump’s New Executive Order on Regulations: Pure Kafka

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By Michael Jasny, Natural Resources Defense Council Another day, another act of madness. On Monday morning, the President issued an order that completely undermines the way the government does business. Simply put, it requires agencies to target two regulations for elimination for every new...
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Clean Water Protections Under Attack in Early Days of 115th Congress

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By Jenifer Collins, Earthjustice Last November, Americans did not go to polls to vote against protections for our air, water or health. But certain members of Congress backed by polluting industries have taken it upon themselves to unleash a whole new world of legislative attacks aimed at...
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Congress Attacks Common-Sense Curbs on Oil & Gas Pollution

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council Republicans in the House and Senate are trying to dismantle a standard to cut dangerous pollution from the oil and gas industry as part of their broad attack on health, environmental, safety, and consumer safeguards. The Bureau of Land...
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Mulvaney as Budget Director: Destructive for Nutrition, Agriculture and the Environment

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By Dr. Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Next week, the U.S. Senate will consider President Donald Trump’s nominee to direct the presidential Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC). Mulvaney will propose huge spending cuts to compensate...
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