Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Play by the Rules—and He Still Can’t Win

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By Keith Rushing, Earthjustice EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is in trouble. This week, reporters are shining light on his ties to lobbyists and excessive use of taxpayer dollars for his own benefit. Meanwhile environmental groups have been seeing the fruits of their labor in recent weeks as...
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Grasping for “Hopeful Signs,” Washington Post Downplays the Dangers of Trump Administration Attacks on Science and Public Health

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists The headline of a Washington Post editorial board piece caught me off guard last week. It read, “Trump’s record on science so far is a mixed bag.” I read on to try and understand the points made but found myself disappointed and confused by...
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Plastic Waste Is a Public Health Issue

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By Alex Truelove, U.S. PIRG Plastic is ubiquitous in our lives for a reason. It’s cheap and lightweight. It can be hard or flexible, film or foam. The invention of plastic has led to several important public health advancements over the years: hearing aids, contact lenses, joint replacements,...
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NAFTA: New Protections for “Too Big to Fail” Banks

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By Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy The financial industry’s demands for a “modernized” financial services chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been overlooked by both agricultural policy advocates and those who are seeking to prevent the...
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