Neglectful: Trump’s DOI Prioritizes Bottom Lines Over People in Proposed Regulation Rollbacks

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By Eli Presberg, League of Conservation Voters Hoping most people across our country would be distracted taking down ornaments from Christmas trees, finishing eggnog, and writing resolutions, President Donald Trump’s Department of the Interior (DOI) used the week between Christmas and N...
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EPA Chief May Let Young Farmworkers Handle Toxic Pesticides

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By Sonya Lunder, Environmental Working Group Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking steps that could lift health-protective safeguards designed to prevent teenage farmworkers from handling toxic pesticides. The EPA has officially opened a public comments period for...
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Why We Need to Say No to Offshore Drilling

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By Steve Blackledge, Environment America Last week, President Trump took steps to open virtually all of our federal waters to dangerous offshore oil drilling. From the Arctic to the Atlantic, from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico, our coastlines could soon be home to countless oil rigs —...
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Comments on EPA’s Alternative Test Method Strategic Plan

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By Kristi Pullen Fedinick, Natural Resources Defense Council Under the amended Toxic Substances and Control Act, Congress directed EPA to develop a Strategic Plan “to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine, or replace vertebrate...
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The Power of Protection: Why the FDA’s Policy on Female Condoms Matters

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By Eliana Kosova, National Women’s Health Network A few weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal that would update the single-use female condom to a Level II classification, and rename it the “internal condom.” Following FDA procedures, they opened the proposal up to...
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