Amid Pandemic, EPA Proposal Distorts the Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution

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By Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new, dishonest way of weighing the costs and benefits of the Clean Air Act—a move intended to hamstring the agency’s ability to pass effective clean air protections in the future. “For the EPA to try to...
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With New Manipulation of Benefit-Cost Analysis, the Trump EPA Attempts to Hide Bodies in the Fine Print

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By Julie McNamara, Union of Concerned Scientists Nobody reads the fine print. Or that’s the apparent thesis of the Trump administration’s EPA, anyway, in its newly proposed spin on benefit-cost analysis. Here, now, the agency with its mission to protect human health and the environment is...
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Trump Takes Moment of National Crisis to Give Polluters an Unprecedented Pass

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By Natural Resources Defense Council Declaring an “economic emergency,” President Trump signed an unprecedented executive order today that allows industry to skirt foundational environmental laws, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species...
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On World Environment Day, the Government Slashes Environmental Protections

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By Earthjustice June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, the Trump administration is “celebrating” by assaulting environmental protections while other crises divert the nation’s attention. Today—instead of taking action to address police brutality, systemic racism, or the coronavirus...
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