The Trump Administration’s Hazy Plans to Weaken Car Pollution Standards Won’t Work. Here’s Why.

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By Paul Cort, Earthjustice The future of the nation’s clean car protections is on the table, and Andrew Wheeler, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is moving forward with a plan that will unleash tailpipe pollution across the country. The Trump administration is rolling back...
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Why Trump’s Dirty Cars Gambit Will Lose in Court

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council President Trump seems dead set on blowing up the historic clean car peace treaty forged ten years ago between the automobile industry, the federal government, and leading states. Bizarrely, the Trump team is barreling ahead to revoke...
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Five Reasons Eugene Scalia Is a Terrible Choice to Lead the Department of Labor

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By Julie Vogtman, National Women’s Law Center It’s a day ending in y and Donald Trump is still president, so naturally I have some bad news to share. The administration that brought you a Secretary of Education who opposes students’ rights, a Secretary of Energy who said the agency he...
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Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency. Inaction Is Costing Us.

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By Vijay Limaye and Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council We’re used to hearing about the effects of climate change on our environment and natural systems: how it’s raising sea levels, intensifying hurricane storm surges, worsening droughts, and prolonging wildfire seasons. And we’ve...
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A Timeline of Recent Attacks on the EPA’s Science-Based Ambient Air Pollution Standards

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Trump administration officials at the US Environmental Protection Agency have made several moves that undermine the longstanding process that the agency uses to ensure that independent science informs ambient air pollution standards. For...
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Trump Strips States’ Power to Curb Dangerous Auto and Truck Pollution

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By Natural Resources Defense Council For half a century, California has been the nation’s leader in fighting dangerous air pollution from cars and trucks, using its right under the Clean Air Act to set its own emission standards. Today, Trump declared that his administration will move to block...
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Abolition of Supplemental Environmental Projects: A Damaging Retreat for Environmental Enforcement

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By Joel Mintz, Center for Progressive Reform Late last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) quietly took a major step to undercut the enforcement of our federal pollution control laws. In a publicly released but little publicized memorandum, DOJ’s Associate Attorney General for...
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Here Is Why State Regulators Are Rejecting Utility Resource Plans

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By Joseph Daniel, Union of Concerned Scientists Utility resource plans, which often take the form of “Integrated Resource Plans” (IRP), are a business plan, of sorts, for utilities. It lays out what utilities plan on doing to meet customer’s demands. In California, the process tends to look...
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NOAA Urged to Protect Right Whales From Deadly Entanglements

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By Francine Kershaw, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC and the broader environmental community has come out in force to urge the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly entanglements in fishing gear....
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