Who’s Clamoring for More Methane in the Atmosphere?

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By Ross Sherman, Environment America In today’s national political climate, it can seem that everything — no matter how big or small — is controversial. But here’s an idea that isn’t: our environment is worth protecting. I’m willing to bet, whether you’re talking to someone from Maine, Alabama,...
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A Lot of Small Deregulation Can Add Up to Significant Rollbacks

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By Better Markets A financial deregulation bill recently signed by President Trump ended many of the key financial protection rules on 21 of the 40 biggest banks in the country, those with $100-$250 billion in assets.  On top of that legislative deregulation, there has been significant and...
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Statistics, Schmatistics: SEC Enforcement Chief Rejects Numbers, Dollars as Metric for Corporate Enforcement

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By Rick Claypool, Public Citizen What’s the best day way to figure out whether the government is doing a good job of cracking down on lawbreaking companies? If you ask the current bosses at one federal regulator, it isn’t the number of cases, or the total amount of fines. Nope....
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Trump Administration Is Targeting Immigrant Communities, Yet Again

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By Diali Avila, National Women’s Law Center This weekend, the Administration announced that it plans to publish a proposed rule that would change longstanding rules for immigrants wanting to enter the United States or change their status to Legal Permanent Resident (LPR or better known as...
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Green For All Mobilizes Central Valley Residents to Speak Out for Clean Air, Clean Cars

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By Green for All Dozens of Central Valley residents put off work and other commitments to testify Monday at the U.S. EPA hearing on the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule”, a proposal put forth by the Trump Administration to weaken clean car standards (despite the misleading name)....
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EPA Resists Court Order to Protect Kids’ Health

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By Natural Resources Defense Council A federal court ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize the ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos last month, but the EPA is now asking the court to reconsider its decision. “The Trump administration is shameless in its refusal to ban...
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Action Needed to Address the US Military’s PFAS Contamination

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By Derrick Jackson, Union of Concerned Scientists There was dead silence at a community meeting last week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after Nancy Eaton spoke before a panel of top federal health officials planning a study of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination at the former Pease Air...
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EPA Won’t Protect Our Kids. Will California?

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By Allison Johnson and Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Natural Resources Defense Council This summer, a federal court offered the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, a chance to right one of Scott Pruitt’s wrongs: ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Instead,...
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PFAS Contamination at Military Sites Reveals a Need for Urgent Science-Based Protections

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists A new UCS factsheet released today looks at PFAS contamination at military bases, revealing that many of the sites have levels of these chemicals in their drinking or groundwater at potentially unsafe levels. PFAS, or poly- and perfluorinated alkyl...
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