EPA’s Plan to Ignore Co-Benefits Will Cost American Lives

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By Derrick Z. Jackson, Union of Concerned Scientists People who can afford to live in their most-desired neighborhood often select it for the primary reasons of convenience, cleanliness, and quiet. Those features come with what environmental scientists call social, economic, and environment...
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Decades-Old Law Hides Dangerous Products and Impedes Recalls

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By Rachel Rabkin Peachman, Consumer Reports The deaths were alarming—and hard to miss: 19 infant fatalities,  right there in the government data, all linked to the Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Sleeper and similar products made by the company Kids II. Consumer Reports’ safety experts saw the...
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Taking the “Public” out of Public Service, New Interior Secretary Bernhardt Refuses to Address Climate Change

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By Joel Clement, Union of Concerned Scientists Trump Administration Cabinet officials have hit a number of new lows in recent months, but there is a more troubling trend that gets lost in all the scandal and incompetence. In the past, industry-friendly administrations hired political leaders...
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