What Does EPA Stand For?

What Does EPA Stand For?

Cartoon by Alex Bowman for Our Daily Planet As we wrote earlier this week, the Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule that had forced coal plants to treat wastewater with more modern, effective methods in order to curb toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury from contaminating lakes, rivers, and streams near their facilities.  […]

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Supreme Court Decisions Provide Opportunities for Wins in Climate and Environment Cases

Supreme Court Decisions Provide Opportunities for Wins in Climate and Environment Cases

This week, the Supreme Court decided important cases favoring the rights of LGBTQ individuals and the policy of allowing the “Dreamers” who were brought to the U.S. by their parents at a young age to remain in the U.S. undocumented.  Both cases provide important legal principles that could be significant in a host of litigation over climate change and the rollback of environmental protections. 

Why This Matters:  The Trump administration has been ruthless and careless in its quest to blunt the impacts of the nation’s environmental laws and rollback related policies and regulations.

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Yes, He Really Said He Is Not Vain

More lies were unleashed at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday night, where the President offered new insights into the recent rollback of a Bush ’43 regulation requiring light bulbs to be increasingly energy-efficient.  In his own words, here is what the President said: “We will defeat the Democrat effort to drive up […]

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