New EPA Guidance Stands to Increase Hazardous Air Pollutants in Environmental Justice Communities

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency reversed long-standing guidance that helps limit hazardous pollution such as mercury and lead from major sources like power plants, large industrial facilities and vehicles. The end result?...
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New Efficiency Standard Launches Cool Savings on Ice Makers

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council Commercial ice makers—the kind you see in hotel hallways, restaurants, and hospitals—can churn out anywhere from 50 pounds to 4,000 pounds of ice every day. They can produce regular cubes, ice nuggets for drink machines, or soft flakes used...
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Four Things Scott Pruitt Is Hoping Senators Will Not Ask Him Today

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By Lukas Ross, Friends of the Earth This morning Scott Pruitt is headed to Capitol Hill to testify in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee. Nearly one year into his tenure as EPA Administrator, it is only Pruitt’s fourth appearance on Capitol Hill — and he has a lot...
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The Congressional Review Act: Trump’s First-Year Participation Trophy

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Perhaps because he has so few real accomplishments to his name, President Donald Trump has developed a nasty habit of embellishing his record. From the size of the crowd at his inauguration to the number of floors in Trump Tower, he simply...
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5 Ways EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Is Saying One Thing and Doing the Other

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By Claire Moser and Alison Cassady, Center for American Progress Next month will mark one year for Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While Pruitt and his team have maintained that he is “solely focused on implementing President Donald Trump’s...
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State of the Union Preview: Trump Is Rigging the Economy Against Workers and the Middle Class

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By Seth Hanlon, Sam Berger, Alex Rowell, Galen Hendricks, Regina Willensky Benjamin, Kevin DeGood, Eliza Schultz, Joe Valenti and Marc Jarsulic, Center for American Progress In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump is sure to point to stock indexes and other positive...
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