Trump Rolls Back Mercury Standards Amid Pandemic

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By Amit Narang, Public Citizen The middle of a pandemic is hardly the time for the Trump administration to be putting the finishing touches on its corrupt, partisan agenda of rolling back regulations that protect our health and environment. But that’s exactly what the administration is doing....
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What If Food and Farm Workers All Get Sick at the Same Time?

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group More than 20 million people grow, harvest, pack, process, transport, serve and sell our food. The food and farm industry rivals the energy and health care sectors in terms of number of jobs. But many of the people who feed us are unusually...
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Danger in the Air

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By Jim Pew, Earthjustice WHEN COAL IS BURNED IN THE U.S., most of the mercury in the coal no longer spews into our air. This improvement is due to a 2011 federal rule that is now under attack by the Trump administration. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards was widely adopted by industry...
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Pandemic Endangers Slaughterhouse Workers and Supply Chains

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By Valerie Baron, Natural Resources Defense Council There is widespread fear as the COVID-19 pandemic illuminates longstanding injustices that leave “essential” workers unprotected and put our public health at risk. As the virus roils the food system and threatens supply chain disruptions, the...
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