Trump Fuel Efficiency Rollback Is an Attack on Science and the Public Interest

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By Don Anair, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation released their long-awaited revisions to federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards. To no one’s surprise, their preferred alternative is to essentially eliminate the...
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8 Ridiculous Things in the Trump Rollback of Clean Car Standards (And 1 Thing They Get Right)

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists President Trump has followed through on his promise to roll back Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards for passenger cars and trucks, proposing to freeze standards at 2020 levels.  Given the tremendous benefits of these rules to-date an...
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Clean Energy Groups Urge FERC to Reconsider PJM Order

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By Miles Farmer, Natural Resources Defense Council A coalition of clean energy organizations is strongly pushing back on a recent move by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that frustrates state climate action in the Eastern United States and threatens to raise prices for consumers...
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Trump Cars Rollback Unjustified, Unprecedented and Dangerous

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council With this unjustified and unprecedented action, the Trump administration is moving to roll back crucial protections for our air and health, all so it can take more than $170 billion out of the pockets of drivers and give it to Big Oil. With...
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Legal Lemons: Why Trump’s Clean Car Rollback Faces a Recall

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By Ben Longstreth, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump administration’s assault on public health and the environment is steaming forward with a legally unsound proposal to gut fuel economy and carbon pollution standards for new cars and trucks. If the administration finalizes this...
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Trump’s Assault on Clean Water: An Environmental Justice Issue

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By Hayden Manseau, League of Conservation Voters In my environmental science class during my freshman year at Duke, I learned about the harm that pollution from hog farms was causing in eastern North Carolina, especially in low-income communities and communities of color that were situated...
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Stop Meat Companies From Rigging the Grass-Fed Market

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By Ben Lilliston, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Food companies have a long history of keeping consumers in the dark about the origins of their food. But outright deception is another level of darkness. There are strong signs that global meat companies are taking advantage of a...
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How Can Consumers Find a Safe Sunscreen in the Age of Nanotechnology?

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By Jaydee Hanson and Ivan Moore, Center for Food Safety In July 2018, Hawaii’s governor, David Ige, signed a law that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate starting in 2021. The landmark legislation aims to protect Hawaii’s coral reefs, many of which...
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