During This Intense Hurricane Season: Some Reports and Information on Storms, Chemicals and Public Safety

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By Kara Cook-Schultz, U.S. PIRG Hurricane Harvey was a natural disaster, and a devastating one at that. During and after the hurricane, we learned anew that it’s not only the initial storm that threatens life and limb, but also chemical facilities that are hit. For example, Houston has...
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Toxic Chemical Industry and House R’s Attack on Science

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council The Republican-led House Science Committee—which routinely serves as a platform for the chemical manufacturers—hosted an Oversight Hearing this week as part of its larger plan to slash the budget for the US Environmental Protection Agency...
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Will Trump Use NAFTA to Institutionalize the Wholesale Delay and Repeal of Public Protections?

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By the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy The NAFTA talks are advancing rapidly with very little information available to the public on their content or the possible consequences for fair and sustainable food and farm systems. This is the first in a series of blogs examining the...
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NRDC Sues DOT for Relaxing Fuel Economy Violation Fines

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By Irene Gutierrez, Natural Resources Defense Council In yet another attack on fuel economy standards supported by the majority of the public, the Trump Administration unlawfully delayed implementation of rules  meant to ensure auto companies invest in fuel-saving technologies. This delay sets...
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