NGOs Call for NOAA to Strengthen Seafood Import Standards

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By Sandy Aylesworth, Natural Resources Defense Council U.S. consumers face difficult decisions at the seafood counter these days. We’ve now learned that some seafood is caught by forced or trafficked labor—repugnant practices no moral person would wittingly throw their money behind. We know...
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Regulating Agricultural Futures Markets to Benefit Producers, Processors and Consumers

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By Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy How difficult can it be to trade contracts based on the cash value of wheat, crude oil, unroasted coffee beans and other raw materials? Sure, there are future risks, physical and financial, but they can be usually managed with the...
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How Trump Could Make the Extinction Crisis Even Worse

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By Alison Cagle, Earthjustice Despite an alarming UN report that warns one million plant and animal species face extinction due to human activity, the Trump administration is poised to hasten species on their path to extinction by eroding critical wildlife protections. The UN’s landmark...
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A Timeline of (Some of) the Trump-Pence Administration’s Attacks on Birth Control

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By Hannah Finnie, Michelle Banker and Mara Gandal-Powers, National Women’s Law Center In June 2018, we filed a lawsuit against the University of Notre Dame and the Trump-Pence administration for illegally teaming up in order to deny Notre Dame students and staff their birth control...
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DOE’s Process Rule: Wonky Changes Could Have Big Impact

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC submitted comments this week in response to the Department of Energy’s proposed changes to its Process Rule for setting energy efficiency standards, citing several grave concerns over their divisive nature and the peril in which they...
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The Science Denial Is Crystal Clear: The EPA Ignores Scientists on Asbestos

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By Anita Desikan, Union of Concerned Scientists We ignore scientists at our peril. Why doesn’t the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) get this? The New York Times (subscription required) just reported that EPA officials actively ignored the advice of its own toxicologists last year on...
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