CPR Scholars to EPA, Army Corps: Scrapping the Clean Water Rule is Unlawful, Unwise

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By Dave Owen, Center for Progressive Reform On September 25, a group of Member Scholars from the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) submitted comments on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the “waters of the United States” rule (technically, the rollback rule has...
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Who Not to Pick for the EPA’s Science Advisory Board

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists In its effort to fill fifteen positions on the Science Advisory Board, the EPA has posted a list of 132 nominees to be a part of the esteemed EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is a group of over forty scientists, experts...
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We Sued and Administration Backs Down on Transportation Rule

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By Amanda Eaken and Deron Lovaas, Natural Resources Defense Council In the face of lawsuits it couldn’t win, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has lifted its suspension of a greenhouse gas (GHG) measure for transportation, via this notice, which will be published in the Federal Register...
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Will Scott Pruitt Tap Polluter-Friendly Scientists for Key Advisory Panel?

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By Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists A third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, an influential panel that reviews the science the agency uses in formulating safeguards, could be succeeded by climate science-denying, polluter-friendly replacements when...
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