White House Pretends to Care About the Environment

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By Jason Mark, Sierra Club President Trump Delivers Remarks on America’s Environmental Leadership. It sounds like an April Fool’s joke or the quip of a lazy headline writer at The Onion. And yet that’s exactly what happened on Monday in the East Room of the White House, as Trump and his...
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Midwestern Floods Are Worsening the Gulf’s Toxic Algae Problem

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By Alexandra Carter, Ryan Richards, and Miriam Goldstein, Center for American Progress Last summer, harmful algal blooms (HABs) off the coast of Florida wreaked havoc on the state, sickening beachgoers, costing businesses more than $8 million, and killing sea turtles, manatees, and even a...
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Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Trump Circuit Judge Tries to Excuse Weakening of Mine Safety Rules

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By Elliot Mincberg, People For the American Way In June 2019, Trump judge Gregory Katsas of the D.C. Circuit partly dissented from a 2-1 ruling concluding that under Trump, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) improperly tried to weaken a rule protecting miners’ health and safety....
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