Congress Investigates Rollback of the Clean Car Standards – an Epic Oversight Hearing

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By Jonna Hamilton, Union of Concerned Scientists The House Energy and Commerce committee held its first oversight hearing on the soon-to-be-rolled-back fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards on Thursday, June 20.   The hearing highlighted how the rollback will be bad for consumers, the...
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Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Waterways from Slaughterhouse Pollution

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By Waterkeeper Alliance Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update slaughterhouse wastewater guidelines as required by the Clean Water Act. More than 8 billion chickens, 100 million hogs, and 30 million beef...
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The Bernhardt Doctrine: Dismissing Rules and Dodging Oversight

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By Marc Rehmann, Center for American Progress U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt is hard to put a finger on. Attempts to understand what he’s doing or who he’s meeting with through Freedom of Information Act requests have yielded surprisingly few documents and sparse calendars....
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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Decision to Exempt Factory Farms From Reporting Hazardous Air Pollution

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By Waterkeeper Alliance Community and conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for overstepping its authority in exempting factory farms from pollution-reporting requirements essential to public safety, environmental health and animal welfare. The lawsuit seeks to...
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