Scott Pruitt’s Deadly Delays

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By Caeleigh MacNeil, Earthjustice Scott Pruitt spent much of his energy as Oklahoma attorney general suing the EPA. Now that he’s heading the agency, Pruitt is trying another tactic—delaying new rules that protect our air and water, rather than challenging them head-on in court. Earthjustice is...
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The Case Against Clovis: Why Trump’s USDA Chief Scientist Nominee Is the Wrong Choice

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By Mike Lavender, Union of Concerned Scientists President Trump is dangerously close to violating the law (no, not what you’re thinking!). Recently, word began circulating that the President plans to fill the role of Chief Scientist at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) with…you guessed it,...
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Dire Future for Grizzlies as Endangered Species Protections Stripped

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By Media Team, Sierra Club Today – despite serious concerns from Tribal nations and the scientific community –  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed Greater-Yellowstone-region grizzly bears from the Endangered Species List. Many in the scientific community shared concerns...
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Trump EPA Weakens TSCA Rules to Favor Chemical Industry

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump-Pruitt Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a set of rules today that will make it easier to ignore chemical risks and disregard harmful exposures. The final rules introduce loopholes that could allow EPA to ignore important...
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Yellowstone Grizzly “Delisting” Rule is Flawed and Premature

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By Zack Strong, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a final rule to remove Yellowstone-area grizzly bears from the federal list of threatened and endangered species today. This means that the isolated population of grizzlies living around...
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Don’t Let Trump Silence Communities of Color

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By U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), on behalf of Free Press Thanks to the open internet, a new generation of activists fighting for civil rights and equality has been able to make their voices heard in ways previously unimaginable. Now the Trump administration is trying to turn back the...
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The Message Congress Needs to Hear As It Debates Our Water Infrastructure Needs

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By Evan Isaacson, Center for Progressive Reform Last fall, the Senate directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contract with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct an independent study on affordability of municipal investments in water infrastructure. As...
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