Donald Trump’s Buy One and Lose Two Regulation Deal is Unconstitutional

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council Imagine a doctor declaring we can’t find a cure for cancer unless we abandon vaccines for polio and smallpox. Or a cop who will only enforce speed limits if we get rid of stop signs and traffic lights. Or a housing inspector who...
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Congress is Trying to Protect Federal Scientists Because President Trump Isn’t

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Today members of the Senate, led by Senator Bill Nelson, introduced a bill to strengthen scientific integrity in federal decision making. If ever there was a time that such a bill is needed, it is now.   The Trump administration has...
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Moyers on Pruitt

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By Tom Valtin, Sierra Club Journalist, political commentator, and native Oklahoman Bill Moyers went on record recently on the Moyers & Company website to say that “President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency might put it on the endangered species list. “Oklahoma...
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Standing Up to Pernicious New Attacks on Federal Climate Scientists

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By Peter Frumhoff, Union of Concerned Scientists The time-tested climate denial strategy of attacking the reputations of prominent climate scientists in order to sow doubt about the evidence and risks of climate change is being trotted out again. Exhibit A: The Daily Mail, a British tabloid,...
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Chamber of Litigation

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By Dan Dudis, U.S. Chamber Watch On Tuesday, Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Much of the ensuing media coverage focused on Gorsuch’s positions on hot button issues such as abortion, same sex marriage, and affirmative action. This is perhaps...
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Scott Pruitt on Ocean Acidification: Wrong Again

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By Lisa Suatoni, National Resources Defense Council Much has been written about how Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has tried to reject the science of climate change.  Pruitt’s answers to Senators’ questions about ocean acidification –...
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Trump Orders Review of Wall Street Ethics Rule

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By Neil Gordon, Project On Government Oversight The Project On Government Oversight is closely following the Trump administration’s rollback of federal rules that increase governmental and corporate accountability and transparency. One such rule that may eventually get the axe is a forthcoming...
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FERC Eliminates Barrier to a Cleaner, More Efficient Market

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By Miles Farmer, Natural Resources Defense Council In a huge win for clean energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows...
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New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Is Off to an Orwellian Start

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By Dana Floberg, Free Press Late last week, newly minted FCC Chairman Ajit Pai took a page out of Trump’s playbook and issued his own version of executive orders to undercut affordable broadband, greenlight more media consolidation and endanger key protections for internet users. Pai bypassed...
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