Trump’s Interior Department Doesn’t Care What You Think

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By Paul Rauber, Sierra Club You always suspected it was true, but here comes the Center for Western Priorities with the receipts. Its analysts looked at proposed rule changes by the Interior Department since 2017 that garnered more than 500 comments and found 10—all rollbacks of existing...
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EPA Flunks Science 101 With Its Dirty Water Rule

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump administration’s plan to radically restrict which water bodies are protected by the Clean Water Act is “simplistic.” It “neglects established science,” introduces “substantial new risks to human and environmental health,” and excludes...
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Expect Low Carbs and Low Credibility at Next Week’s Dietary Guidelines Meeting

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By Sarah Reinhardt, Union of Concerned Scientists Next week, a committee of top health, medical, and nutrition experts will gather in Houston, Texas to answer an age-old question: What should we eat? This is the fourth of five public meetings the committee will hold as it develops the...
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New DOE Policy Kneecaps Energy Efficiency Standards

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) just announced it has finalized changes to its energy efficiency standards process that will slow down—if not halt altogether—future efforts to make America’s appliances and equipment more efficient. As a...
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EPA Must Keep Communities Safe From Ethylene Oxide Cancer Risks

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists This morning, I found myself back at EPA headquarters in downtown Washington, DC, asking EPA a second time to do something that should be obvious: listen to its own scientists and use the best available science to protect communities from hazardous...
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Trump EPA Air Office’s “War on the War on Cancer”

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump EPA is trying to get some cover by holding a comment period and a few public hearings—listening sessions, where members of the public can register for up to five minutes of time to share an opinion or information with EPA—as it...
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