Inside Sierra Club’s Work to Uncover the Secrets of the Trump Administration, One Lawsuit at a Time

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By Elena Saxonhouse, Sierra Club EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attempts at secrecy are quickly becoming legendary – from installing a soundproof phone booth in his office, to using private email accounts for government business (then lying to Congress about that fact), to excluding reporters...
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Paper Cuts: Blankenship’s Battles

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By Bonnie Goldstein, Project on Government Oversight There are tens of thousands of documents that could tell the storied history of rags-to-riches, up-from-the-hollow U.S. Senate candidate and lifelong coal baron Don Blankenship. During Mr. Blankenship’s 67 years, he has negotiated union...
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Pentagon: Fluorinated Chemicals Taint Water at Scores of Bases, Neighboring Communities

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Bill Walker, Environmental Working Group The Defense Department has for the first time disclosed the locations of military installations where tap water or groundwater on or off base is contaminated with highly toxic fluorinated chemicals. But the list is incomplete, naming only locations where...
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What Happened During the Hasty White House Review of EPA’s Science Restriction Rule?

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists We already know that the production of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s rule to restrict science at the EPA was purely political, but it’s possible that there’s a whole new layer of politics that went on at the White House level as well. Source:...
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Zinke’s Doubling Down on Dismantling Bird Protections

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By Katie Umekubo, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump administration and Interior Secretary Zinke, in particular, are enchanted by giveaways to polluters at the expense of the American public. A prime example is their recent reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), one...
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