Brewers Oppose Weakening Coal Plant Water Pollution Limits

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By Becky Hammer, Natural Resources Defense Council Today, 48 craft breweries around the country submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing the agency’s proposal to weaken water pollution safeguards for coal-burning power plants. Power plant wastewater discharges...
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William Pendley Should Not Be Acting Administrator of the Bureau of Land Management

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists Earlier this month, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt extended William Pendley’s appointment  as the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for another three months. The BLM has not had a Senate-confirmed permanent director at...
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Congress Moves Further on PFAS Protections

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By Erik D. Olson and Katie Hobbs, Natural Resources Defense Council Congress has made good on a promise to return to the work they started in last year’s National Defense Authorization Act: tackling the PFAS crisis. On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the PFAS Action Act (H.R....
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Captured: Financial Regulator at Risk

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By David S. Hilzenrath, Project on Government Oversight When the board that regulates corporate auditors announced the appointment of a top official in 2018, it said her experience made her “an excellent fit for the role.” The role—“chief auditor”—involves setting and interpreting rules that...
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