Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections for Millions of Acres of Wetlands, Waterways

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By Waterkeeper Alliance The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule today rolling back protections for millions of acres of wetlands, vernal pools, and other waterways. The rule opens the door for more pollution and toxic waste dumping in rivers, streams, and...
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Trump Administration Kicks Clean Water Protections Out the Door

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By Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers officially repealed the Clean Water Rule today, undoing critical protections for streams, wetlands, and other smaller bodies of water at risk of pollution. The rollback makes it easier...
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The Broken Safe Drinking Water Act Won’t Fix the PFAS Crisis

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By Erik D. Olson, Natural Resources Defense Council We’ve known for years that 6 million Americans’ tap water is contaminated with PFOA and PFOS, just two of thousands in a class of “forever” chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), at levels above the U.S. Environmental...
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Administration Flouts Basic Rules of Process to Open Arctic

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By Garett Rose, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump administration just released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This document, like the draft it is based one, is a slapdash attempt to skirt the environmental laws...
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EPA Attack on Science Targets Animal Tests

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council This week, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a directive instructing the agency to significantly reduce animal testing by 2035. The agency also awarded $4.25 million to four universities to advance the development of alternative test...
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Trump EPA Uses Animals to Hide Science Attack

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By Kristi Pullen Fedinick, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump EPA is planning to significantly reduce the number of animals used in chemical testing over the next 16 years. Administrator Wheeler has signed a directive that will eventually eliminate these tests and reduce study requests...
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