In First 100 Days, Congress Took Aim at the Democratic Foundations of America’s Environmental Laws

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By Alison Cassady and Howard Marano, Center for American Progress A review of all roll-call votes cast in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017 shows that Congress and the Trump administration have launched an assault on environmental and public health standards that is...
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Trump & Pruitt Attack EPA Clean Water Standard

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club If you like to swim, fish, or drink water, listen up. The Trump administration is coming for your clean water. Just a few days ago, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a first step toward trying to roll back standards for our biggest source...
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Water ‘Too Thick to Drink, Too Thin to Plow’

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By Peter Lehner, Earthjustice President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt like to say they care about clean air and water, but actions speak louder than words. They’ve already moved to weaken drinking water protections, delay stronger smog standards and allow the use of a...
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Net Neutrality Is Next

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By Lucia M., Free Press Last week, the Trump administration began its war on the open internet — signaling that the Net Neutrality rules we worked for over a decade to pass are next on the chopping block. We can’t lose Net Neutrality. It’s time to put Congress on notice...
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Pruitt’s “Back to Basics” Plan for EPA Means “Back To Pollution”

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By Randy Francisco, Sierra Club Just a couple months on the job and polluter friendly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt strikes yet again, putting many American families and their health at risk by announcing that he wants to get the EPA “back-to-basics”...
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Advocates Concerned About EPA Plan to Set a ‘Benchmark’ for Lead in Drinking Water

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By Jennifer Chavez, Earthjustice A new plan from the EPA that would set a “benchmark” for lead in drinking water is raising alarm among environmental and health advocates. Joined by community advocates and experts from New Orleans to Milwaukee and from Flint to Washington, D.C., Earthjustice...
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