A Sugar Pill for the Economy

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By David Goldstein, Natural Resources Defense Council “A wave of optimism has swept over America’s business leaders, and it is beginning to translate into… investment … that bolsters economic growth, spurs job creation—and may finally raise wages” says a January 1, 2018 front page New York...
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Trump’s Interior Department Is Ill-Prepared to Deal with the Next Big Spill

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By Mary Ellen Kustin, Center for American Progress Today, the Trump administration unveiled its vision to radically expand where it allows offshore oil and gas drilling. If implemented as outlined, this move would ensure that spilled oil washes ashore on more American beaches on both coasts. In...
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Trump Moves to Open 90 Percent of Our Coastal Waters to Oil Drilling

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council President Trump has launched the most sweeping industrial assault in history on our oceans, marine life, coasts and all they support, proposing to expose nearly all U.S. waters to the risk of another BP oil spill–style disaster. In a move that...
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As President Trump Speaks to the Farm Bureau, Both Are Betraying Farmers

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By Karen Stillerman, Union of Concerned Scientists On Monday, the US president will take time out from his regular schedule to talk about agriculture. He’s scheduled to deliver a speech in Nashville at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation (aka “Farm Bureau”). The...
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Changes to the Standards Program? Not So Fast, DOE.

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The federal program that sets minimum energy efficiency standards for the appliances, electronics, and equipment we use every day has been an unequivocal success story. Yet, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is toying with some changes that...
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