Trump Killed Flood Safety Standards – Hampering Recovery

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By Joel Scata, Natural Resources Defense Council Hurricane Harvey will be one of the nation’s largest flood disasters and the storm is not over yet. An uncounted number of homes are heavily damaged. Hospitals, nursing homes, and critical roadways are severely flooded and unusable. Most...
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What Happens to More Than 400 Toxic Sites in a Hurricane?

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By Byran Parras, Sierra Club For as long as I can recall, the more than 400 chemical plants and oil and gas refineries that litter my community weren’t just an eyesore, as some may see them, they were the cause of hardship, of sickness, and even of death, polluting our...
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Pruitt’s EPA Undermines Cellulosic Biofuels and Transparency in Government

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By Jeremy Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists As the New York Times recently reported, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been conducting much of his work to undermine the EPA’s mission in secret.  The recent proposed rule implementing the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) provides yet another...
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