As Court Halts Keystone XL, Public Voices Opposition

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By Joshua Axelrod, Natural Resources Defense Council Within hours of the close of the State Department’s public comment period on their rushed Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a federal court in Montana handed dow...
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Act Two: Answering the Clear Mandate for Vigorous Oversight

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By Matt Schudtz, Center for Progressive Reform For two years, President Trump has attempted to steer federal policy in ways that undercut core American values. His vision of government – to the extent one can divine a coherent vision – lacks compassion, fairness, a commitment to equal voice and...
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The Dinner Table Is the Latest Battleground for Trump’s Attacks on Immigrant Families

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By Sarah Reinhardt, Union of Concerned Scientists From an ill-conceived campaign promise to build a border wall to the recent deployment of thousands of US troops to confront a non-existent “invasion,” to radical immigration policy has been a hallmark of the Trump presidency. The administration...
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FERC Must Preserve States’ Right to Affordable Clean Energy

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By Ada Statler and John Moore, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC and a coalition of clean energy and consumer advocates just joined stakeholders in the country’s largest electricity market, PJM, in submitting comments in a proceeding that will determine the future of state-supported clean...
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Can the EPA Protect Us from Ozone and Particulate Pollution Without Its Experts? What to Watch

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists This week, the EPA announced that its Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) alonewould be reviewing upcoming ozone and particulate matter reviews. On October 10, the EPA nixedits ozone and particulate matter review panels—breaking...
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