Rick Perry Rejects Facts in Favor of Coal and Nuclear Bailouts

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By Jeremy Richardson, Union of Concerned Scientists Much has been written on coal and coal miners since the president began campaigning in earnest in 2016. Since taking office, he has continued that dishonest and dangerous rhetoric—and has directed his agencies to do something. Anything....
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Children Exposed to Lead in Drinking Water at Day Care Centers

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By Susan Little, Environmental Working Group More than 4 million American children spend at least part of the day at child care centers. How widespread is lead contamination of the tap water at these facilities? Because only seven states require child care centers to test for lead, it’s...
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Science Prevails in the Courts as Chlorpyrifos Ban Becomes Likely

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, children, farmworkers, and the rest of us won big in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as the court ordered EPA to finalize its proposed ban of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Ultimately, the judge determined that EPA’s 2017 decision to refuse...
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