Scott Pruitt and Brett Kavanaugh Have Something in Common

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group Scott Pruitt and Brett Kavanaugh have something in common. It’s not just that they both believe that the Environmental Protection Agency lacks the power to regulate greenhouse gases. Or that the EPA lacks the power to regulate air pollution that...
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Executive Order 12866 Is Basically Dead, and the Trump Administration Basically Killed It

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order 12866, but it was hardly a happy occasion. For all intents and purposes, though, the order, which governs the process by which federal agencies develop regulations under the...
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Trump’s Dirty Power Plan Condemns Our Kids to Hell on Earth

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed repealing the Clean Power Plan, the nation’s first limits on the nearly two billion tons of climate-changing carbon pollution coming from power plants each year, and replacing it with a...
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Coal Ash Was a Disaster in North Carolina Well Before Hurricane Florence — And Now It’s Even Worse

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club As people in North and South Carolina continue to confront flooding and other massive damage from Hurricane Florence, it’s heartbreaking to watch them have to deal with yet another hazard: the toxic coal ash leaked from coal ash ponds and landfills in the...
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With Headlines Elsewhere, Administration Offers Just ONE Day for Public Input on Major Climate Rule

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By Julie McNamara, Union of Concerned Scientists On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold its only public hearing on the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the Trump administration’s recently proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) replacement. The CPP was a landmark rule,...
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