Fracking Rule Rollback Threatens Public Lands

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By Briana Mordick, Natural Resources Defense Council The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to roll back rules for fracking on federal land, in yet another example of the Trump administration’s efforts to wipe out safeguards protecting the environment and human health from fossil fuel...
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Much to Grouse About: Interior Department Calls for Changes That Could Threaten Sage Grouse Protection

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By Charise Johnson, Union of Concerned Scientists That the current administration places very little value on the merit of robust scientific evidence when considering its actions (or inactions) is no longer shocking, but it remains an intolerable practice. In this week’s episode of “How is the...
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We’re Suing the Trump Administration for Delaying Protections Against Methane. Again.

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By Jessica Knoblauch, Earthjustice Editor’s note 10/5/17: The Trump administration’s repeated attempts to nix new rules that would curb climate emissions, improve air quality and bring millions of dollars into the public coffers has suffered another blow. On Tuesday, the U.S. District...
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EPA Is Failing to Address Pollution From Neighboring States

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency continues to take it easy on his fossil fuel friends – this time ignoring a request by Maryland to address smog pollution coming from 19 upwind coal plants. The pollution is coming from coal plants that have...
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