EPA Doubles Down on Its Attempt to Censor Science

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By Vijay Limaye, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 censoring science proposal aimed to undercut the agency’s application of landmark public health science by severely restricting its use in decision making. The proposal was a dangerou...
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EPA Moves to Handcuff Its Scientists

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday announced plans to restrict how science can inform decisions on air pollution, chemical safety, vehicle emissions, and more. EPA political leaders want the option to force agency scientific experts...
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Most Fuel-Efficient Cars: a Win for Consumers’ Pockets, the Economy, and Climate, but What’s Next?

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Every year, the EPA puts out a report on compliance with the current vehicle efficiency standards, and the technology trends helping to improve the fuel economy of new vehicles sold. That report shows that fuel economy is at its highest leve...
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Activists Rally at the Supreme Court to Protect the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

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By Charlie Everett, People For the American Way On March 3, People For the American Way staff and members joined coalition partners and activists for a rally at the Supreme Court to urge the Court to protect millions of American consumers from the financial industry and big banks. The event,...
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The Trump EPA Is Restricting EPA Science. It’s Somehow Worse Than We Expected.

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Yesterday the Trump administration issued a supplemental notice to a draft rule long feared by many in the public health and scientific communities as a major disruption to science-based policy as we know it. Purported to be about transparency...
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Senators Must Stop Nancy Beck’s Playbook for Undermining Science

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists President Trump has nominated Dr. Nancy Beck for the role of chair and commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an agency charged with “protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death” related to the use of consumer...
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