The Story of the Grieving Orca Mother Is Heartbreaking—and a Call to Action

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council Tahlequah is one of only 75 Southern Resident Killer Whales left in the wild. To save them and other imperiled wildlife, we must stop the Trump administration from gutting the Endangered Species Act. Tahlequah carries her deceased calf, which died...
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What’s in Your Water? Trump’s New Coal Ash Regulation Rollback Threatens Families

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club As I travel this week to visit family in Tennessee for one last summer trip before the school year starts, I can’t put some work-related issues out of my head. I’m thinking of the massive coal ash spill near Harriman, Tennessee in 2008, when...
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Will Andrew Wheeler Follow Scott Pruitt’s Lead on Clean Water?

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By Maggie Flaherty, League of Conservation Voters The week before he was booted from office, former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a memo directing the EPA’s Office of Water staff to draft a proposal to weaken the Clean Water Act, one of the two bedrock laws that protect our clean......
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Study: Pesticides May Pose Greater Risk to Marine Mammals

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By Stacy Woods, Natural Resources Defense Council When the Trump administration reversed a planned ban to get the pesticide chlorpyrifos off fruits and vegetables in the U.S. in 2017, it ignored an abundance of scientific evidence establishing the significant risks posed by the pesticid...
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The Trump Administration’s Flawed Reasons for Rolling Back Clean Car Standards

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By Matt Casale, U.S. PIRG The Trump administration is making some pretty outlandish claims to justify its rollback of the nation’s most effective program at fighting climate change. Asserting that stronger fuel economy standards make our roads less safe, the administration moved last week to...
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Court Sides with Science, Children’s Health on Chlorpyrifos

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By Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Natural Resources Defense Council After decades of advocacy and thousands of scientific studies, chlorpyrifos—a pesticide widely used on fruits and vegetables—may finally be headed to the history books. Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S....
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