Five Things the EPA Gets Wrong as It Re-Evaluates the Fuel Efficiency Standards (and One Thing It Ignores)

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By Jonna Hamilton, Union of Concerned Scientists On Monday April 2nd, the EPA released a “redetermination” of the incredibly popular and successful car and light truck global warming emissions standards – spoiler alert – EPA said that the standards are not appropriate and need to be weakened. ...
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Scott Pruitt Has Literally Made Washington – and America – More Toxic

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group Mired in multiple scandals of his own making, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt attempted to shift the blame to “toxic” Washington yesterday. Irony, thy name is Scott Pruitt. The fact is, no EPA administrator in history has done as...
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Newsflash: Better Fuel Efficiency Is Good For Jobs

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By Don Anair, Union of Concerned Scientists For all the rhetoric coming from the administration around proposed rollbacks to the EPA’s vehicle emission standards, one would think that existing standards are somehow inflicting damage on our economy.  EPA administrator Scott Pruitt even gave a...
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Coalition Demands Sensible Protections Against Pesticides

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By Madeline Ramey, Farmworker Justice The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Administrator Scott Pruitt has taken steps to weaken and remove important protections against exposure of farmworkers, their children and their communities to pesticides that can cause serious injury, illness...
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Betrayal at the USDA

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By Karen Perry Stillerman, Union of Concerned Scientists Unqualified government employees. Elected officials using their positions for personal gain. Policymakers favoring industry and disregarding science. Such betrayals of the public trust have become commonplace in the Trump administration....
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Pruitt Abuses Safe Drinking Water Act to Pay Cronies

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By Mae Wu and Erik Olson, Natural Resources Defense Council An in-depth review by The Atlantic today showed that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has been abusing a provision in the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The provision authorizes EPA to quickly hire...
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