Latest DOE Attempt to Save Inefficient Bulbs Makes No Sense

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By Noah Horowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council In an ill-advised and illegal action, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced today it will proceed with rolling back energy-saving standards for everyday light bulbs. The rollback will lead to higher energy bills for homes and businesses,...
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Hurricane Dorian + Florida’s Toxic Waste = Trouble

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By Austyn Gaffney, Sierra Club Forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Dorian, which has devastated the Bahamas as a Category 5, will be a strong Category 4 when it sideswipes Florida’s eastern coast on Tuesday, before swirling north toward Georgia and the Carolinas. Unfortunately for...
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Defending Clean Drinking Water: Demanding Safety for Our Families

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By Sonya Lunder, Sierra Club This week, Sierra Club joined dozens of environmental and health scientists and advocates in demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protect women and children from perchlorate – an industrial chemical that contaminates drinking water for...
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Today’s Vehicles, Tomorrow: How Automakers Can Meet Strong 2025 Efficiency Standards

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Four years ago, we noted that auto manufacturers were well on their way to meeting the 2025 vehicle efficiency standards set under the previous administration, with a number of vehicles  overachieving on their targets. Since then, manufacturer...
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Four Trump Judges Join Ruling Eliminating Consumer Relief in FTC Fraud Cases: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears

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By Elliot Mincberg, People For the American Way Trump 7th Circuit judges Amy Coney Barrett, Michael Brennan, Michael Scudder, and Amy St. Eve joined the 7th Circuit majority in refusing to reconsider a three-judge decision, in which Brennan participated, which overruled a prior decision and...
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