A New Low for Trump: Gutting the Clean Power Plan

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council The president wants to undo the biggest step we’ve taken in the fight against climate change—and we’re not about to let him get away with it. iStock President Trump is waving the white flag on the central environmental challenge of our time,...
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Another Week, Another Attack on Women’s Health

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By Janel George, National Women’s Law Center Still smarting from their failed attempt last week to strip health coverage away from 24 million individuals–including many women—by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), conservative leaders are pushing for a Senate vote to strip away...
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They Attacked Privacy. Net Neutrality Is Next.

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By Candace Clement, Free Press Last night Congress voted to gut the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband-privacy rules, which were designed to prevent your internet service provider from selling your personal data (such as your web-browsing history) to advertisers and other companies...
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President Trump’s All-Out Attack on Climate Policy

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By Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth at the EPA Headquarters yesterday afternoon and the text of the EO was released yesterday evening. It’s a grab bag of attacks on climate...
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PIRG to FTC: Used Cars Subject to Recalls Are Not “Safe”

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By Michael Landis, U.S. PIRG You’d think that a car dealer couldn’t say that a used car is “safe” if that car is subject to a safety recall (like the Takata airbag recall or the GM ignition switch recall).  But, because of a recent action taken by the Federal Trade...
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Executive Order Takes Aim at Climate Safeguards

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By Trip Van Noppen, Earthjustice The new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, has defied science and common knowledge by claiming that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change. This stance from President Trump’s appointee reflects an administration-wide disregard for climate...
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Trump’s Climate Destruction Plan: A Deal He Can’t Close

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council President Trump’s sprawling executive order directing the EPA and other agencies to start dismantling President Obama’s climate legacy flies in the face of law, science, and strong public support for climate action. Trump’s executive order is...
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