Automakers’ Long List of Fights Against Progress, and Why We Must Demand Better

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, we are releasing a report documenting the long, sordid past of the auto industry, who has fought regulation tooth and nail at every turn. From pollution control to seatbelts and air bags to fuel economy, the industry has spent the vast...
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The Trump Administration Is Quietly Slashing Financial Stability Funding

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By Gregg Gelzinis, Center for American Progress The Trump administration is quietly choking off funding to financial stability programs that were established after the 2007-08 financial crisis. These funding cuts, which do not involve congressional appropriations, only make the U.S. financial...
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Methane Promises Are No Substitute for Rules

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By Briana Mordick, Natural Resources Defense Council A group of 26 oil and gas producers organized by industry trade association the American Petroleum Institute (API)—and self-styled as “The Environmental Partnership”—announced they will be pursuing voluntary efforts to reduce climate...
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The Mission of E. Scott Pruitt

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By Lukas Ross, Friends of the Earth This morning EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is headed to Congress. He is scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the environment. The topic of the hearing? “The Mission of the US EPA.” Since Pruitt has been incredibly sparing...
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FERC Returns to Full Strength and Faces Key Decisions

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By John Moore, Natural Resources Defense Council After months of delay, Kevin McIntyre was sworn in today as the newest chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the independent federal agency that oversees the electric power grid and gas pipeline permit approvals. This also...
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