Court Allows EPA to Continue Delaying Toxic Pesticide Ban

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By the National Resources Defense Council In late March, after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era recommendation to ban chlorpyrifos—a widely used, highly toxic pesticide found by the EPA itself to cause learning disabilities and developmental delays...
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New Analysis Exposes the Trump Administration’s Rulemaking Delays

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By Rena Steinzor and Elise Desiderio, Center for Progressive Reform Early in the Trump administration, news about delayed and “disappeared” rules emerged in several media outlets. Many of these delays were driven by a memo issued by Trump White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on...
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The Wall Street Journal Gets It Wrong on EPA Scientific Integrity…Again

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece yesterday titled “A Step Toward Scientific Integrity at the EPA” written by long-time critic of the EPA and purveyor of anti-science nonsense, Steven Milloy. His piece commends Administrator Pruitt o...
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Telco, Cable Guys Assault State Broadband Privacy Efforts, Sacramento Key Battleground

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By Ed Mierzwinksi, U.S. PIRG After the new FCC chair Ajit Pai and Congress, through a Congressional Review Act legislative veto signed by the president, rolled back Obama-era broadband privacy rules applying to collection and use of your personal information by Internet Service Providers...
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House and Senate Hit Endangered Species Act in One-Two Punch

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By Nora Apter, National Resources Defense Council Today Congress is holding not just one, but two legislative hearings on six separate bills that would undermine the Endangered Species Act and the species that benefit from its protections. Those who are familiar with the Endangered Species Act...
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