The Endangered Species Act Is Itself Endangered

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By Charise Johnson, Union of Concerned Scientists In the last two weeks, both the Senate and House have introduced bills proposing damaging amendments to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the leading piece of science-based legislation used to protect and recover biodiversity in the United...
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Health Experts Rebut Trump EPA Censoring Science Rule

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council In one of his last acts of aggression against the public before resigning, corrupt and disgraced Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed a rule to restrict the scientific studies the EPA can rely on to set safety...
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Trump’s Coal Bailout, Repeal of Clean Power Plan Would Bring Early Death to Many Americans

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By Grant Smith, Environmental Working Group The Trump administration’s proposals to prop up the coal industry and roll back clean air rules would mean early deaths for tens of thousands of Americans, according to new research. If implemented, the administration’s proposals would increase two...
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The EPA Should Not Restrict the Science They Use to Protect Us

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists On Tuesday morning, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding their only hearing on their proposed rule that would restrict the science that the agency is allowed to consider in developing health and safety protections. My colleagues and I...
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Don’t Re-Open the Wall Street Casino by Weakening the Volcker Rule

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By Better Markets The Dodd Frank financial reform and consumer protection act had three core goals: Prevent financial crashes, Wall Street bailouts and another Great Recession; Protect consumers and investors from being ripped off; and Refocus finance back to funding the real economy,...
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