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EPA analysis: Proposal cutting clean water protections benefits heavy industry, not farmers

Buried deep in the Environmental Protection Agency’s economic analysis of the agency’s proposal to gut clean water protections lies a finding tha...

Public cut from public lands under Trump order

In the midst of all the turmoil in Washington, D.C., one recent move by President Donald Trump has slipped largely under the radar. Just before t...

Federal court throws out pipeline’s Forest Service approval

Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests and part of th...

Clean Power Plan “replacement” steers Southeast in the wrong direction

The Trump administration’s feeble replacement proposal for the Clean Power Plan reverses course, threatening to increase greenhouse gas pollution...

Abandoning vehicle emission limits could upend infrastructure plans

The current administration likes to claim that its attempts to roll back environmental safeguards are all done in the name of “regulatory certain...

EPA proposes do-nothing approach to greenhouse gas rule

The Trump EPA today extended its unprecedented streak of placating polluters, this time floating a plan that will do little or nothing to reduce...

Trump administration releases destructive rollback of clean car standards

Today, the Trump administration released its proposal to rollback clean car standards – freezing fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas emissi...

Infrastructure proposal undermines key environmental safeguards

A new proposal put forward by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster attempts to revive the stalled debate over how to add...

SELC appeals harmful clean water injunction

On behalf of National Wildlife Federation and One Hundred Miles, SELC appealed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...

EPA bows to polluters with new coal ash rule

This week the Environmental Protection Agency weakened federal rules for coal ash storage that move our country backwards and put America’s water...

Speak up for the right to speak up

The deadline to let the federal government know that transparency and citizen participation are essential to any major projects it undertakes has...

Administration launches major attack on core environmental safeguard

The Trump administration took the first steps in the administrative process to undermine one of the nation’s most important environmental laws –...

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