ExxonMobil, BP, Shell Oppose Methane Regulation Rollback, Here’s What Else They Should Do

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By Nicole Pinko, Union of Concerned Scientists The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced proposed changes to the New, Reconstructed, and Modified Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Gas Sector. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the Trump administration is yet...
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Data Privacy Can’t Be Assured Without States and Consumers

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Recently, the CEOs who make up the Business Roundtable renewed their demand that Congress pass a federal privacy “standard” that preempts stronger state laws. Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus helpfully provides context: “Translation: We want privacy rules,...
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By Phasing Out Animal Testing, the EPA Could Turn You Into the Guinea Pig

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By Anita Desikan, Union of Concerned Scientists When you encounter chemicals in the normal course of your life—while eating food, drinking water, playing in the backyard, or breathing air—do you want the assurance that these chemicals have been deemed safe using the most rigorous scientific...
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A National Standard for Climate-Ready Fisheries

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By Center for American Progress Tomorrow, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release the first “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.” This report will compile the most advanced science on the severe consequences of climate change for the ocean...
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