The T-Rex in the Room at the DC Auto Show

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By Andrew Linhardt, Sierra Club As the Washington Auto Show kicked off in early April, the Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All campaign — alongside our partners at Public Citizen, Interfaith Power and Light, and the Safe Climate Campaign — took the opportunity to address the...
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Net Neutrality Won in the House. Now It’s on to the Senate.

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By Free Press AMAZING NEWS: In a 232–190 vote, the House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act, with one Republican crossing party lines and joining Democrats in voting for this crucial bill. Wednesday’s victory is a huge step forward in the fight for digital civil rights in the...
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Uncharted Territory: The EPA’s Science Advisors Just Called Out Administrator Wheeler

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Yesterday the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) published a letter to Administrator Andrew Wheeler making recommendations on the agency’s approach to updating the ambient air pollution standard for particulate matter (PM)....
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Sound Science, Objective Facts, and the Rule of Law

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By Mitchell Bernard, Natural Resources Defense Council A recent courtroom win for our ocean waters has affirmed part of the majesty of American democracy: No one, not even the president, is above the law. That’s especially important now. President Trump is waging the worst administrative...
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Cancer Risks From Monsanto’s Weedkiller Deserve Further Scrutiny, Government Agency Says

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By Alexis Temkin and Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group A new analysis of Monsanto’s signature herbicide, glyphosate, released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gives weight to studies connecting glyphosate...
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Prodded by Coal Industry, the EPA Decides Mercury Is Fine, Just Fine. Remind Them: It’s Not.

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By Julie McNamara, Union of Concerned Scientists From the gaping maw of coal baron greed slithers another brazen ploy. This time: guiding our nation’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to arrive at the stunning discovery that mercury spewed from coal plants is actually A-Okay. That’s right....
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Regulatory Failures = Superweeds and Glyphosate Cancers

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council Glyphosate is used in the U.S. at roughly 300 million pounds per year in agriculture, with about 90% for agriculture, and 10% for non-ag uses (Benbrook 2016). It gets on our lawns and gardens, our parks and playgrounds, our farm fields and...
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