Two Truths and a Lie: Trump Won’t Save Coal or Slow Clean Energy With Clean Power Plan Rollback

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club My daughter went back to school here in West Virginia this week, so maybe that’s why, as Trump comes to my home state tonight to once again peddle his false promises of reviving coal by scrapping the Clean Power Plan, I’m reminded of the...
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Big Ag’s Unwinnable Arms Race

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By Sylvia Fallon, Natural Resources Defense Council By now you have likely heard about the jury in California that found in favor of a 46-year-old man who claimed that his routine exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the common herbicide Roundup, is the cause of his terminal cancer....
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Separating Fact From Fiction in EPA’s CPP Talking Points

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By Lissa Lynch, Natural Resources Defense Council As the Trump EPA prepares to unveil its proposed Clean Power Plan replacement, E&E News obtained the agency’s talking points, giving us a window into how Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler plans to spin this Dirty Power Scam. The talking...
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A Power Plan No More: Trump Team Slaps Down Progress, Clears Way for Dirty Air

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By Julie McNamara, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, with the legal system pinning its back on the ropes, the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposed rule for power plant carbon pollution standards. Or perhaps more accurately, EPA proposed ...
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Trump’s Clean Power Plan Replacement Is WORSE Than Nothing

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By Lissa Lynch, Natural Resources Defense Council The Clean Power Plan replacement proposed today by Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler demonstrates the Trump EPA’s unflagging commitment to propping up polluters. The proposal is designed to require power plants to do nothing to reduce their...
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The EPA’s Proposed Chemical Disaster Rule Is a Disaster in the Making

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By Charise Johnson, Union of Concerned Scientists It isn’t new news or another hot take: communities of color are disproportionately exposed to and impacted by toxic chemical releases. The impacts of these incidents are severe, including death and serious injury, and often the children and...
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Doing “a Big Number” on Commodity Market Regulation

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By Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Then-candidate Donald Trump campaigned as the scourge of Wall Street. But now-President Trump has promised to “do a big number” on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act. Most media coverage of the...
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