Trump Administration Just Can’t Stop Lying About Vehicle Standards

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, Secretary Elaine Chao (Department of Transportation) and Administrator Andrew Wheeler (EPA) officially released their attack on California’s Advanced Clean Car standards, which reduce global warming emissions and tailpipe pollution from new...
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We Know How to Cut Climate Pollution But Need Political Will

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By Lara Ettenson, Natural Resources Defense Council To do its part in mitigating climate change, the United States must drastically reduce carbon pollution by 2050. Energy efficiency—using less energy to get the same (or better) services like heat and light—plays a huge role by providing ways...
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The Proposal to Restrict Science at EPA Is Dying a Slow Death

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists Some modest good news: the proposal to restrict the use of science in air pollution, chemical safety, water quality, and countless other decisions at the EPA has been delayed yet again. At a House Science Committee hearing this morning, EPA...
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As Phone Scams Rise, So Does the Need for Action

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By Brian Young, National Consumers League American consumers receive 200 million robocalls per day, and that number appears to be growing. As the number of illegal robocalls increases, so do the odds for a scammer to find a victim to cheat out of their savings. In 2019, Americans were 70...
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Trump Judge Denies Black Lung Benefits to Former Coal Mine Worker Despite Benefits Review Board Decision: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears

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By Elliot Mincberg, People For the American Way In West Virginia Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP) Fund v. Bell, decided in August, Trump 4th Circuit judge Julius Richardson wrote a 2-1 decision that reversed the Department of Labor Benefits Review Board (BRB) and reinstated an Administrative...
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