Five Things You Should Know About D.C. Circuit Nominee Neomi Rao

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By Theresa Lau, National Women’s Law Center Neomi Rao is Trump’s pick for a lifetime position on the D.C. Circuit. Rao has been in the spotlight recently because of her appalling writings that range from rape apologist pieces from college to defending the cruel practi...
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PFAS “Action” Plan Is a Toxic Valentine for Water Drinkers

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By Daniel Rosenberg, Natural Resources Defense Council When it comes to protecting the public from cancer-causing chemicals, Andy Wheeler, EPA’s Acting Administrator is afraid of commitment. The “action plan” to address PFAS chemicals—released by the Agency today in an effort to stem the rising...
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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Wheeler Claims Action on PFAS, How Much Is True?

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists At a press conference in Philadelphia this morning, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the long-awaited action plan for the class of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. During an ABC News interview last night, Wheeler called the chemica...
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The PFAS Crisis: Will the EPA Act?

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By Erik D. Olson and Anna Reade, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue its “PFAS management plan” tomorrow. PFAS, or poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, are a widely used large class of highly toxic chemicals. This is an opportunity for the...
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The Clean Water Act Depends on You

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By Larissa Liebmann, Waterkeeper Alliance The Trump administration is implementing its treacherous strategy to eliminate Clean Water Act protections for waters—and communities—across the country through a rulemaking that removes historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other...
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Action Needed to Protect Americans From Toxic EtO Pollution

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By Dan West, Natural Resources Defense Council Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a common, highly hazardous industrial chemical linked to breast cancer and immune system cancers like non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphocytic leukemia (see EPA IRIS Exec Summary, Dec 2016). Concerned community members in...
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