New Amicus Supports Challenge to Trump’s ‘Two-for-One’ Order

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Yesterday, ten distinguished law professors, all of them CPR Member Scholars writing in their individual capacities, filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the...
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NRDC Demands Trump Administration Regulate “Bomb Trains”

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By Kimberly Ong, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, along with over 40 environmental and community groups, is pushing the Trump Administration to protect the 25 million Americans living near train tracks by regulating crude-by-rail trains. Currently, there is no limit to the explosiveness...
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Lamar Smith and Selective Transparency: Why I’ll Be Livetweeting the EPA Scientific Integrity Stakeholder Meeting

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists For the past few years, the Environmental Protection Agency has held a meeting with outside groups to discuss its annual scientific integrity report. All kinds of organizations have attended in the past, from the American Chemistry Council...
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Clean Car and Fuel Economy Standards Are Good for Jobs

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council There are 288,000 American workers building technologies that reduce pollution from cars and trucks, and improve their gas mileage. A new report, “Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies” by...
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FCC Chairman Pai Doesn’t Know How to Measure Investment

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By Dana Floberg, Free Press FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is trying to gut Net Neutrality protections at the agency by claiming they’ve stifled broadband investment. Last week, Free Press released the comprehensive report It’s Working: How the Internet Access and Online Video Markets Are Thriving in...
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EIA Analysis: Fuel Economy Improvements to Cut U.S. Gasoline Consumption by 25% by 2040

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By Jason Kuruvilla, Consumers Union The Energy Information Administration is out with its latest fuel use projection and finds that if automakers meet the 2025 fuel economy standards, overall fuel consumption will decline significantly, even as more cars are on the road and miles traveled per...
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