Debunking the Trump Administration’s New Water Rule

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By Ryan Richards, Center for American Progress In February, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its revised “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The proposed rule dramatically restricts what falls under the purview of the Clean Water Act, the environmental law that...
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Courts Agree: The EPA Can’t Ignore Threats to Water Quality From Polluted Stormwater

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By Jeffrey Odefey, American Rivers The Clean Water Act’s path toward protecting our waters has many twists, turns, and apparent dead ends. The law’s treatment of stormwater– the polluted and untreated rain and snowmelt that runs off of streets and parking lots into our creeks and rivers – is...
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Fringe Science at the EPA Threatens Our Progress on Clean Air

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By Vijay Limaye, Natural Resources Defense Council After years of study, the scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have compiled an 1,800 page analysis showing that fine particulate matter poses great risks to the health and welfare of our nation, a finding that should lead to...
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1,399 Endangered Species Latest Casualty as David Bernhardt’s Siege on Science Continues at Interior Department

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By Jacob Carter, Union of Concerned Scientists On Thursday, March 28, the Senate will hold a hearing to advance David Bernhardt’s nomination for Secretary of the Interior. This is not good news for the Department of the Interior, its federal scientists and their work, or the people, public...
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For Consumers, Being Clean Is as Important as Coming Clean

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group More than ever, Americans want to know everything about our food, cosmetics, cleaners and other everyday products we bring into our homes. We want to know what’s in it, why it’s in there, where it’s been and who made it. Mostly we want to...
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Bernhardt Buries Science on Pesticide Harms to Wildlife

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By Rebecca Riley, Natural Resources Defense Council It’s shocking, but maybe not a surprise. Today, the New York Times revealed that President Trump’s pick to head the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, suppressed agency findings that three pesticides—chlorpyrifos, malathio...
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