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Op-ed: EPA’s new water rule is a mockery of science and the Clean Water Act

If the Trump administration's own scientific advisory board, a host of biological societies, and scores of former government agency officials are disappointed, the rest of America should be fearful and angry.

With the Environmental Protection Agency's own data showing that nearly half of our rivers and streams and a third of our wetlands are in "poor biological condition," and with millions of Americans exposed to unsafe chemicals in water systems, this is a bad time to make a mockery of the Clean Water Act.

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Op-ed: Toxic injustices

A sobering afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago with Antonio Lopez showed what any Green New Deal must undo, let alone do.

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Op-ed: Natural gas vs. renewable energy — beware the latest gas industry talking points

The natural gas industry is on an aggressive public relations tear to convince Americans that for decades to come, it is the "bridge" between coal and renewable energy.

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Op-ed: The biggest casualty of Trump’s Dorian deceit? Our common bonds

President Trump's lies to corroborate his false claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama caused a destructive gale of its own. With this attack on science, Trump ripped at a thread of our nation's social fabric—the weather.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: Action needed to address the US military’s PFAS contamination

There was dead silence at a community meeting last week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after Nancy Eaton spoke before a panel of top federal health officials planning a study of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination at the former Pease Air Force Base.

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Analysis: As asbestos toll mounts, Trump’s EPA ignores it

Two years ago, President Obama signed a successful bipartisan effort to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).

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Analysis: The new Farm Bill’s pesticide provisions are a sneak attack on the environment

If fish could wail, they would scream over the lethal powers granted to the Environmental Protection Agency in part of the draft Farm Bill recently rolled out by the House Agriculture Committee.

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