Improving Infrastructure to Benefit Communities—Without Harming the Environment

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By Jim Lyons, Center for American Progress Improving and upgrading U.S. roads, bridges, and transportation networks; energy production and transmission systems; and other elements of human-made infrastructure is long overdue. As the new Congress begins its bipartisan, bicameral effort to pass...
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Trump’s WOTUS Puts Cape Fear at Risk

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By Ellen Simon, Waterkeeper Alliance Stocking Head Creek’s headwaters are a forest spring. Once this tributary to North Carolina’s Cape Fear River leaves that forest, however, its sources become considerably less pristine. Part of a watershed where 94,000 swine and 1.3 million broiler chickens...
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PFAS in Drinking Water: Hazardous at Ever-Lower Levels

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By Olga Naidenko and Dave Andrewst, Environmental Working Group Last week, as he unveiled the Environmental Protection Agency’s toothless “action plan” on fluorinated chemicals, acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler maintained that the current guideline of 70 parts per trillion, or ppt, for the...
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120 Countries Discuss Climate-Friendly AC & Fridge Standards

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By Alex Hillibrand, Natural Resources Defense Council Energy and environment regulators from 120 of the world’s developing countries are gathering this week in Paris to tackle a growing climate threat – cooling in an increasingly warming world. They’ll be reviewing a suggested template for...
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Agribusiness’ Secretive Plans to Unravel Food Safety and Worker Protections

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by Sharon Anglin Treat, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy As Congress and the public debate the pros and cons of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or New NAFTA, behind the scenes and in the shadows transnational corporations are doubling down on their plans to weaken...
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EPA’s PFAS Indecision Hurts Military Families

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By Kara Cook-Schultz, U.S. PIRG On Valentine’s Day this year, consumer and environmental groups waited with excitement to hear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s much-touted national plan to crack down on PFAS contamination. EPA’s national plan to address public health risks...
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