Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler: We Need a Strong Clean Water Act

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By Waterkeeper Alliance Forty-seven years ago on October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into law, providing critical federal protections for waters across the United States. But today, the Clean Water Act is under attack. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to eliminate...
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Climate Change Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Companies Are Heating Up

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By Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists In the span of four years, there’s been a flurry of litigation aimed at holding the oil and gas industry accountable for its role in spreading climate change disinformation and making the climate crisis worse. Nearly four years ago, the state...
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If You Care About Cramped Airline Seats, You Should Care About the FAA’s Evacuation Tests

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By John Breyault, National Consumers League Last month, I had the pleasure of testifying before the House Aviation Subcommittee on the implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 reauthorization bill. My testimony touched on many of the pressing consumer protection priorities...
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Perry’s Odd Definition of Progress on Nuclear Waste

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By Caroline Reiser, Natural Resources Defense Council After months of suspense, Energy Secretary Rick Perry finally confirmed he will resign, boasting in a farewell tweet that under his leadership the Department of Energy “made environmental progress unseen for decades cleaning up the legacy of...
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The Experts Have Spoken: Disbanded Particulate Pollution Panel Finds EPA Standards Don’t Protect Public Health

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists The Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel has released their consensus recommendations to the EPA administrator on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter. The group of 20 independent experts, that were disbanded...
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