One of Many Risks of the Regulatory Accountability Act: Flawed Risk Assessment Guidelines

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists Tomorrow, the Senate will begin marking up Senator Rob Portman’s version of the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), which my colleague Yogin wrote a primer about last week. This bill is an attempt to impose excessive burdens on every federal agency...
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Quick Take: Americans Want EPA to Keep Protecting Health

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By Juanita Constible, Natural Resources Defense Council Americans just delivered a clear message to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Keep your hands off our clean air and water. Yesterday marked the end of a formal comment period in which EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asked for...
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Corporate Lobbyists Finance Senate Leader of ‘License to Kill’ Bill

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group One out of every five political donations made to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc. – chair of a Senate committee expected to vote this week to effectively block new consumer protection rules – came from corporate political action committees, trade...
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