Trump Administration’s Order to Gut Protections in the Name of COVID Will Harm Communities for Polluter Profits

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By Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice The Trump administration never lets a crisis go to waste. This week, in the middle of a global pandemic that has killed more than 90,000 Americans and left 35 million unemployed, President Trump ordered federal agencies to seek out regulations to cut. Their...
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CPR Urges EPA to Abandon Unjustified and Harmful Censored Science Rulemaking

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By Darya Minovi and James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Earlier this week, we submitted a public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), criticizing the agency’s March 2020 supplemental proposal for its “censored science” rulemaking. This rule, among other...
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Environmental Rollbacks Won’t Revive the Economy

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By Marc Yaggi, Waterkeeper Alliance Re: The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List, The New York Times When Richard Nixon vetoed the Clean Water Act in 1972, he called the Act “budget-wrecking,” saying, “Legislation which would continue our efforts to...
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Not Worth the Risk: It’s Time to Get Talc Out of All Cosmetics, Not Just Baby Powder

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By Danielle Melgar, U.S. PIRG Johnson & Johnson announced on Tuesday that it has ended the sale of talc-based baby powders in the United States and Canada. That’s a big win for consumers, because talc is often contaminated with asbestos, which can cause cancer. As of March, ther...
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Shocking the Markets: Excessive Speculation and Climate Change

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By Dr. Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy On May 13, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) issued a warning to the trading platforms, clearing organizations (the back office processing of trades) and futures contract merchants: the organizatio...
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With Trump Executive Order, Are Meat and Poultry Plants a COVID-19 Ticking Time Bomb?

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By Rebecca Boehm, Union of Concerned Scientists On April 28, President Trump issued an executive order directing slaughterhouses and meat and poultry processing plants to remain open as critical infrastructure. The order noted that these facilities should follow CDC guidelines to protect...
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