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President Trump has made eliminating federal regulations a priority. His administration, with help from Republicans in Congress, has often targeted environmental rules it sees as burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses. A New York Times analysis, based on research from Harva...
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Shared from the 9/5/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WASHINGTON » The Trump administration turned its deregulatory focus Wednesday to light bulbs, scrapping a rule that would have phased out less-energy-efficient incandescent bulbs. The move slows a years-long push by Congress and past administration...
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Shared from the 9/5/2019 The Denver Post eEdition ALASKA By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson 
The Washington Post A former Oklahoma attorney general who filed more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the EPA’s authority, former Administrator Scott Pruitt wound up working for a coal magnate af...
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By Jonathan Chait One of the key liberal assumptions about Republican environmental policy is that it associates what’s good for industries with the public interest. (I’ve made this assumption many times myself.) One of the oddities of the Trump administration’s environmental policy is that it...
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  Shared from the 8/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition   WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn preliminary approval for deadly sodium cyanide traps blamed for injuries to people and pets as well as targeted predators. EPA head Andrew Wheeler said in a stateme...
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By Ellen Knickmeyer and Brady McCombs 
The Associated Press William Perry Pendley WASHINGTON» An ardent critic of the federal government who has argued for selling off almost all public lands has been named the Trump administration’s top steward over nearly a quarter-million federally controlled ...
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  Shared from the 7/9/2019 The Denver Post eEdition ENVIRONMENT By Ellen Knickmeyer and Kevin Freking The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Donald Trump declared himself a champion of the environment Monday, working to boost his standing on climate change and pollution issues...
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EPA WATCHDOG SUGGESTS AGENCY RECOVER $124,000 IN PRUITT’S “EXCESSIVE” TRAVEL EXPENSES. WASHINGTON »The Environmental Protection Agency should consider recovering nearly $124,000 of improper travel expenses by former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, the agency’s inspector general recommended Thursday. T...
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Shared from the 4/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition PORTLAND, MAINE » The tradition of releasing balloons at weddings, birthdays and memorials may soon get deflated by lawmakers in more than half a dozen states. Critics say the helium-filled balloons pollute the environment, and t...
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  Shared from the 3/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WASHINGTON» The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday banned consumer use of a popular but deadly paint stripper but stopped short of also banning commercial use of the product by tradespeople. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed t...
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The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup. Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county jail in Birmi...
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Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands, among those failing to clean up their supply chains are:  Nestle, Pepsico, Unilever and Colgate Palmolive. 150,000 acres of Indonesian Rain Forest destroyed for supplying palm oil to  these and other major companies despite thei...
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  Shared from the 2018-09-05 The Denver Post eEdition Watchdog faults EPA’s security costs By Ellen Knickmeyer   The Associated Press   WASHINGTON» The Environmental Protection Agency failed to properly justify spending more than $3.5 million on round-the-clock security for for...
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Trump changes in rules re air pollution analysis trades some Consumer prices would drop but preventable deaths would rise The rule isn't billed as a trade-off but among its quantifiable effects would be an increase in preventable deaths and a small drop in electricity costs. The proposal estimates...
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Act now  and then do it again, call your Congress persons, we the people must be strong and loud in expressing our concerns for the degradation of our national values, laws, security, environment. health and justice.  How do you call your congressman? Call congressional offices directly ...
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A demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air ...
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Shared from the 2018-06-14 The Denver Post eEdition EPA changes could cause 80,000 more deaths per decade   By Eric Roston Bloomberg Two Harvard social scientists, writing an opinion column in a prominent medical journal, have put forward “an extremely conservative estimate” that some 80,...
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One of the most outrageous and upsetting stories reported on May 16th is that the Trump Administration is preparing to remove migrant children from their parents and also acting against children under 18 years arriving alone into this country and are preparing to warehouse them on military bases. Th...
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By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Four Senate Democrats asked Scott Pruitt on Monday for details about a new legal defense fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency administrator as he weathers a series of federal ethics investigations. Pruitt confirmed at a Senate...
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WASHINGTON » Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt moved Thursday to rescind a series of safety measures proposed for chemical plants nationwide after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt signed a significantly revised slate of rules from the Obama era on safety a...
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