Scott Pruitt Wants to Pick Winners and Losers by Cooking the Books at EPA

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Soon after his confirmation, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt quickly set out to take a “whack-a-mole” approach to advancing his anti-safeguard agenda, attacking particular rules designed to protect Americans and the environment from...
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As World Shifts to Renewables, Methane Leaks From Oil and Gas Production 60 Percent Greater than EPA Estimate

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By Grant Smith, Environmental Working Group Sixty percent more methane escapes from U.S. oil and gas operations than the Environmental Protection Agency currently estimates, according to a study led by the  Environmental Defense Fund. The study, to which 15 universities and research...
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LCV Interns Testify at EPA to Protect Chemical Facility Safety Standards

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By the League of Conservation Voters On June 14, LCV’s government affairs interns—Michael Overton, Sydney Colopy, and Milo Donovan—testified at the EPA, opposing a proposed rule to change the chemical safety standards of the Risk Management Program (RMP), which were updated in response to the...
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Closing Arguments on Pruitt’s Refusal to Ban Pesticide

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By Mae Wu, Natural Resources Defense Council The legal battle to get chlorpyrifos—a toxic pesticide linked to learning disabilities in children—off the fruits and vegetables we feed our families is heating up this summer. On Monday, July 9, NRDC and partner groups will deliver their final...
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Labor Department Finalizes Rule Expanding Non-ACA Compliant Association Health Plans

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By The Arc On June 19th, the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), finalizing the DOL’s proposed rule released on January 5, 2018. AHPs allow groups of small business to band together and...
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The EPA SAB Agreed to Tell Pruitt That EPA’s Restricted Science Rule Is Problematic, But Where’s the Follow-Up?

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists The EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) met earlier this month in DC to discuss a range of issues, but perhaps most prominently, to discuss whether any of Pruitt’s deregulatory actions from 2017 had scientific issues warranting SAB review. Also on the...
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