Scott Pruitt’s Politically Motivated Attack on Science Continues to Undermine Scientific Integrity at EPA

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By Elena Saxonhouse and Adam Beitman, Sierra Club Shortly after Scott Pruitt took over the Environmental Protection Agency, the Sierra Club filed a formal complaint with the Agency’s Inspector General demonstrating that he violated EPA’s Scientific Integrity Policy in multiple ways. Our filing...
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The Clean Power Plan Was Unveiled Two Years Ago: What’s Next for This Climate Plan Under Trump and Pruitt?

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By Sierra Club Media Team On a hot August 3, 2015, President Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden and announced the most significant climate action of his term: The Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan aimed to establish the first-ever set of national carbon limits on power...
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Senators Demand Ban of Dangerous Pesticide

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By Alexandrea Gosnell, League of Conservation Voters The Trump administration continues to support the profits of big chemical companies at the expense of the health of our children, farmers and farm workers. And they’re at it once again, delaying all decisions to ban a hazardous pesticide,...
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Scott Pruitt Must Not Delay Critical Water Toxics Standards for Coal Plants

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club This week, I was honored to stand in Washington, D.C. alongside community and environmental leaders from 10 states to oppose Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt’s continuing efforts to weaken  clean water protections against coal plant pollution. We started the day with...
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pushes Dangerous NLRB Nominees in Effort to Stack the Deck Against Workers

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By Grace Aylmer, Public Citizen Marvin Kaplan is being rushed through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nomination process faster than you can hire and fire Anthony Scaramucci. Kaplan, currently counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and previously employed by...
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In Pursuit of a Big Border Wall, Trump Brushes Aside Environmental Rules

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By Ben Arnoldy, Earthjustice The Trump administration signaled Aug. 1 that it will push forward with its border wall project regardless of environmental laws. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a waiver that exempts construction efforts near San Diego from environmental and other...
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EPA’s Latest Water Attack: Protecting Polluting Power Plants

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council Are you interested in what the Environmental Protection Agency is doing about air and water contamination and the pollution that causes climate change? Here’s an easy way to know what’s up: (1) name an issue; and (2) if the prior...
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A Striking About-Face on EPA’s Progress in Protecting Us from Chemical Hazards

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By Matt Shudtz, Center for Progressive Reform August is the time for back-to-school shopping, leading parents everywhere on the search for the best deals to fill our kids’ backpacks. When that search ends at bargain outlets and dollar stores, though, there is a hidden cost many may not be...
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We’re Suing to Defend a Key Transportation Rule

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By Amanda Eaken and Deron Lovaas, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC today leads a coalition in challenging the Trump Administration’s latest assault on the environment. We are suing to defend and protect a key rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)—a performance standard...
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Trump Admin Works to Roll Back Worker Protections Before the President Leaves on Vacation

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By Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute Monday, July 24 marked eight years since the federal minimum wage was raised from $6.55 to $7.25. While the anniversary passed with little fanfare, the Trump administration chose Monday to issue a Request for Information(RFI) in an effort to...
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4 Ways Trump and Congress Are Making It Harder to Breathe

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By Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Alison Cassady, Center for American Progress Over the past six months, President Donald Trump and his allies in Congress have taken unprecedented steps to undermine federal protections for air quality, putting Americans’ lungs and health at risk. President Trump...
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David Bernhardt: Another Pro-Polluter in Charge of Our Environment

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council The new deputy secretary of the Interior Department has spent most of his life attacking land, water, and wildlife on behalf of dirty energy companies. AP Photo/Molly Riley For an insider’s look at how industry games our system of government for...
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