FERC Takes a Step Backward on Environmental Impacts

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By Gillian Giannetti, Natural Resources Defense Council A 3-2 majority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unveiled a new policy last Friday that limits FERC’s analysis and disclosure of the environmental impacts of natural gas pipeline projects. The decision is a step backward...
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13 Ways Pruitt’s EPA Has Made Your Life More Toxic

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By Melanie Benesh, Environmental Working Group Today is the first day of an Environmental Protection Agency summit on perfluorinated substances, or PFAS. The group of chemicals is linked to a host of health issues, including cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and other health issues....
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Did EPA Consult With the Chemical Industry While Working to Suppress a Scientific Study on PFAS?

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By Yogin Kothari, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter to EPA requesting more information about a meeting with an industry trade group, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), attended by Richard Yamada, the Deputy Assistant...
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Pruitt’s To Do (or Not To Do) List for Toxic PFAS Chemicals

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By Daniel Rosenberg, Natural Resources Defense Council EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has a big problem on his hands, and it isn’t that people are saying mean things to him on airplanes. The problem is that a class of toxic chemicals commonly linked (by EPA) to cancer, low birth weight,...
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Jeb Hensarling, the Financial Choice Act, and Wells Fargo

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By Jeff Sovern, St. John’s University School of Law When the Bureau fined Wells Fargo $1 billion, it did so using its power to prohibit unfair practices in 12 USC 5531(c), 5536(a)(1)(B). (see pages 9 and 12 of the consent order). House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb...
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