The Environmental Stakes Are High in Choosing the Next Supreme Court Justice

By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council In the fight to protect our environment and health from toxic pollution and industrial ruin, the U.S. Supreme Court often has the final word on whether the rights of citizens are upheld by the values and boundaries enshrined in our laws. That’s why...
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To Rebuild Trust After Pruitt, EPA Should Ban These Toxic Chemicals

By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group Thanks to President Donald Trump, Americans’ confidence in the Environmental Protection Agency has never been lower. Since taking office, Trump and his minions have sought to roll back 76 environmental safeguards, according to Harvard ...
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QR Codes and GMOs: The Proposed Food Labeling Rule

By Sharon Treat, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy IATP recently submitted comments on the U.S Department of Agriculture’s proposed GMO disclosure rule. When the record closed at midnight on July 3, more than 14,000 comments had been submitted. Most, like ours, strongly criticized the...
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Chemical Disaster Prevention Repeal Will Harm EJ Communities

By Sara Imperiale, Natural Resources Defense Council On April 17, 2013 in the town of West, Texas, a fertilizer facility storing ammonium nitrate exploded with the force of 15,000 thousand pounds of TNT, killing 15 people, many of them first responders, injuring more than 250, damaging or...
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How Trump’s EPA Is Keeping Asbestos Legal

By Melanie Benesch, Environmental Working Group A Russian asbestos company is lavishing praise on Donald Trump and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Donald is on our side,” says a post on the Facebook page of the company, Uralasbest, touting the EPA’s recent decision to “no longer deal...
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