Recent Whale Deaths Are Visceral Sign of Nature’s Dangerous Decline

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By Jessica A. Knoblauch, Earthjustice Early this spring, dozens of Northern Pacific gray whales began washing up all along the West Coast, their charcoal-colored bodies appearing on beaches from Baja California, Mexico, to Washington. Scientists say dead, stranded gray whales are turning up at...
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EPA’s Partial Retreat on Cost-Benefit Analysis

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform In a memo sent last week but just now released, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler backtracked a bit on one of the administration’s initiatives to undercut sensible safeguards. His May 13 memo abandons the agency’s push last year to...
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Children’s Health Research Centers Protect Our Kids. The EPA Just Defunded Them.

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists Almost 19 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a partnership with the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to invest in children’s health. The EPA lauded this history just last October, noting...
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State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving...
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New Report: Secret Regulatory Talks Threaten Public Protections

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By Sharon Anglin Treat, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy With the Trump administration poised to submit its United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or New NAFTA) to Congress, IATP has teamed up with corporate and trade policy watchdog groups in Canada and Europe to expose the...
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