OMB Leveraging the CRA to Add to Its Oversight of Independent Regulatory Agencies

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By Bill Funk, Center for Progressive Reform Last week, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum to all agencies regarding compliance with the Congressional Review Act (CRA). This memo supersedes one issued in 1999 and pulls independent regulatory...
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Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Strengthen Rule on Toxic Wastewater From Power Plants

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By Waterkeeper Alliance Siding with environmentalists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday issued a decision directing the EPA to strengthen limits on toxic wastewater from power plants.  The Court’s ruling requires EPA to reevaluate modern wastewater treatment technology...
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Judge Halts the Trump Administration’s Fossil Fuels Giveaway

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By Bobby McEnaney, Natural Resources Defense Council Another court has denied the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to adopt flawed regulatory policies that run contrary to federal law. This time, a federal court on Friday issued a judgment blocking an attempt by the Department of Interior...
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CPR Member Scholars to EPA: Clean Water Rule Rollback Based on Bad Law, Weak Science

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By Matt Schudtz, Center for Progressive Reform The federal Clean Water Act has been a resounding success as a tool for restoring our nation’s waterways and preserving wetlands and other vital components of our ecosystems. But that success depends, in part, on restricting development in...
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Dusky Sharks Win as Courts Tire of Trump Antics

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By Jessica Knoblauch, Earthjustice Silencing scientists. Barring the public from the legal process. Even lying to the court. These shenanigans wouldn’t seem out of place as plot points in a John Grisham paperback. But the Trump administration’s determination to favor corporate polluters over...
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FDA General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel Meeting on Breast Implant Safety

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By Tessa Ruff, National Women’s Health Network On March 26 and 27, the FDA convened a meeting of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel to investigate the safety of breast implants following a reported link between textured implants and lymphoma, as well as a range of reported...
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What to Expect When You’re Expecting the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists Pregnancy Advice: Caffeine’s ok. Some caffeine is ok. No caffeine. Breastfeeding Advice: Start solids at 4 months. Start solids at 6 months. Exclusively breastfeed for one year. First Foods Advice: Homemade baby food. Store-bought baby food. Spoon...
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