EPA Should Not Delay an Update to Its Chemical Facility Safety (RMP) Rule

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By Yogin Kothari, Union of Concerned Scientists As you may know, Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying or “reconsidering” numerous science-based safeguards, generally at the behest of industry. One of the rules caught in this delay is a very important update to the...
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How President Trump and Congressional Republicans Are Undercutting Wages and Protections for Working People

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By Heidi Shierholz and Samantha Sanders, Economic Policy Institute We are nearly 100 days into President Donald Trump’s administration, a benchmark that gives us a chance to take stock of what the president and new Congress have accomplished and what their priorities are. We have seen a flurry...
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Low-Income Households Benefit Most From Improving Fuel Economy

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By Jason Kuruvilla, Consumers Union Filling up your car’s gas tank is a major monthly expense for a lot of households in the U.S. But new federal rules are hoping to lower the costs of those bills by encouraging automakers to development more fuel efficient cars and trucks. A recent...
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In First 100 Days, Congress Took Aim at the Democratic Foundations of America’s Environmental Laws

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By Alison Cassady and Howard Marano, Center for American Progress A review of all roll-call votes cast in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017 shows that Congress and the Trump administration have launched an assault on environmental and public health standards that is...
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Trump & Pruitt Attack EPA Clean Water Standard

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club If you like to swim, fish, or drink water, listen up. The Trump administration is coming for your clean water. Just a few days ago, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a first step toward trying to roll back standards for our biggest source...
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Water ‘Too Thick to Drink, Too Thin to Plow’

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By Peter Lehner, Earthjustice President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt like to say they care about clean air and water, but actions speak louder than words. They’ve already moved to weaken drinking water protections, delay stronger smog standards and allow the use of a...
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Net Neutrality Is Next

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By Lucia M., Free Press Last week, the Trump administration began its war on the open internet — signaling that the Net Neutrality rules we worked for over a decade to pass are next on the chopping block. We can’t lose Net Neutrality. It’s time to put Congress on notice...
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Pruitt’s “Back to Basics” Plan for EPA Means “Back To Pollution”

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By Randy Francisco, Sierra Club Just a couple months on the job and polluter friendly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt strikes yet again, putting many American families and their health at risk by announcing that he wants to get the EPA “back-to-basics”...
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Advocates Concerned About EPA Plan to Set a ‘Benchmark’ for Lead in Drinking Water

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By Jennifer Chavez, Earthjustice A new plan from the EPA that would set a “benchmark” for lead in drinking water is raising alarm among environmental and health advocates. Joined by community advocates and experts from New Orleans to Milwaukee and from Flint to Washington, D.C., Earthjustice...
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Deplaning of United Passenger Shows Why We Need Corporate Regulation

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By Dave Johnson, Our Future In a democracy, We the People are in charge. We are the boss of the corporations. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. Apparently, that isn’t so much the way it is anymore. The United States used to regulate corporations to protect people from concentrated......
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The Key Ingredient in Trump’s Anti-Reg 2-for-1 Executive Order? Fuzzy Math

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Steve Bannon’s crusade to deconstruct the administrative state took two big steps forward last week, concluding with Donald Trump nominating George Mason University Law School professor Neomi Rao as his “regulatory czar.” CPR...
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TSCA: The 40-Year Old Virgin

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By Daniel Rosenberg and Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council Will EPA ever regulate a chemical under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? Judging solely on the history of the law, it is hard to be optimistic. Since 1976 when the law was first enacted, EPA has adopted partial...
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