Another Forest, This Time Alaska’s Tongass, May Be Destroyed — All for Profit

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By Natural Resources Defense Council Today the U.S. Forest Service announced it will be seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement (expected later this week) for its plan to open up protected areas of Alaska’s old-growth Tongass rainforest to logging and road-building. “As...
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House Committee to Vote on Scientific Integrity Act

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists The House Science Committee just announced that it will amend and vote on the Scientific Integrity Act on Thursday at 10 am. This is the first time this kind of bill, which would protect the independence of science and scientists in federal...
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For PFAS, Hazardous Designation Is Not a Ban

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By Melanie Benesh and Jared Hayes, Environmental Working Group Designating the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS as “hazardous substances” is critical to cleaning up legacy contamination of a chemical linked to cancer. But some PFAS polluters – and their supporters in Congress – have...
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Trump Administration Thwarts Consumer Watchdog’s Investigation on Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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By Jacob Carter, Union of Concerned Scientists People suppress the collection of information and data when they are afraid of the results. The Trump administration is no stranger to using this strategy, as we’ve documented time and time again. So, it’s not a surprise that the Department of...
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