EPA Ignores Lessons From Chemical Spills in Hurricane Harvey

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By Jared Knicley, Natural Resources Defense Council About a year ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. The category 4 storm brought damaging winds and devastating storm surges, and then stalled over southeast Texas, dumping torrential rains for days in the areas surrounding Houston. The...
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Trump’s Energy Plan Leaves Climate, Rural Communities Behind

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By Tara Ritter, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy On Tuesday, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan that will undermine climate protections, air quality and rural development opportunities. The so-called “Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule” will replace the...
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Trump’s Empty Promise to Replace Flood Protection Standard

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By Joel Scata, Natural Resources Defense Council Less than two weeks before Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, President Trump killed a flood protection standard that would have made federally-funded infrastructure, including public hospitals, schools, and utilities, safer from future storms. In...
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