Trump’s EPA Calls for Dirty Power as Climate Crisis Accelerates

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By Jonathan Hahn, Sierra Club At a raucous political rally in West Virginia last year, just hours after the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, Donald Trump amused the crowd with talk of blowing up clean energy. “We love...
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Happy (?) World Giraffe Day

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By Elly Pepper, Natural Resources Defense Council Today is World Giraffe Day, but I’m not sure how happy this day is. Giraffes certainly aren’t happy right now. How could they be? Their habitat is being lost at an alarming rate, not to mention the myriad other threats they deal with,...
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PFAS Chemicals Harm the Immune System, Decrease Response to Vaccines, New EWG Review Finds

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By Tasha Stolber, Environmental Working Group Toxic PFAS chemicals, notorious for contaminating drinking water supplies across the U.S., are harmful to nearly every human organ, and the immune system is particularly vulnerable. PFAS mixtures, which are used in a variety of consumer products,...
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Utility’s Negligence to Blame for Los Angeles Methane Disaster

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By Byron Chan, Earthjustice A pattern of deception and neglect led SoCalGas to disregard obvious safety measures that could have prevented the largest methane leak in U.S. history. For 111 days in 2015 and 2016, more than 100,000 metric tons of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – and other......
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NRDC to Science Committee: Say No to Purple Pigment Report

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council My colleague, Daniel Rosenberg and I both had the opportunity to present public comments on behalf of NRDC to the EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) that is providing peer review  on EPA’s chemical risk assessments. THE PURPLE...
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Immigration Enforcement Is Funded at a Much Higher Rate Than Labor Standards Enforcement — and the Gap Is Widening

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By Daniel Costa, Economic Policy Institute One clear way to understand the priorities of a government is to look at how it spends money. If it’s true as they say that “budgets are moral documents,” then this Congress and administration does not place much value on worker rights or working...
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