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Stop a Toxic EPA Nominee! | Dive Into Democracy

It is no secret that President Trump’s nominees to lead America’s environmental programs are intended to undermine and weaken our environmental protections. The current head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, is clearly in the pocket of industry and working on the behalf of polluters, not the public and the environment. ...

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Pruitt Works for Industry — Not Our Waters

Co-written by Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is rapidly changing. Science is being driven out and big industries are taking over. The Trump administration is halting regulations on unsafe, toxic chemicals and rewriting age-old rules to make it harder to track the ramifications of said chemicals. Chlorpyrifos is among ...

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EPA Withholding Public Information; Groups File Freedom of Information Suit Over America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source

First, EPA abruptly abandoned protections to prevent toxics from being dumped into our waterways — now, the agency is illegally keeping information from the public A coalition of environmental and public health advocates filed suit today to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop withholding critical information about the Trump administration’s swift attempt to ...

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Strong Environmental Review Protects Us All!

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is a monumental law passed in 1970 to ensure that decisions made by federal agencies that will impact the environment are made in a transparent, well-informed manner. It requires agencies to take a “hard look” at the potential impacts of their decisions, consider other available alternatives, and provide the ...

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Build Barriers to Protect Our Great Lakes From Invasion, Our Jobs Are At Stake

By Marc Yaggi and Lake Erie Waterkeeper Sandy Bihn, EcoWatch Reposted with permission from EcoWatch. Before President Trump took office, a barrier designed to protect American jobs from a growing foreign threat had been researched by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. A month after President Trump took office, while promising that his strongman tactics would protect ...

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We Can’t Afford to Keep Silent on Climate | Dive Into Democracy

As hurricanes pummel the southeast United States and the Caribbean, the western United States is on track to have the worst fire season in a decade. The process of healing and rebuilding communities affected by these destructive disasters will take years and tens of billions of dollars. As this process begins, it begs the question ...

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We Need a Fully Funded EPA!

Congress returns from its summer recess this week, and one of its most pressing tasks is coming to an agreement on a federal budget. In the spring, the Trump administration revealed a proposed budget that would slash funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a third. After the president proposes a budget, both ...

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UPDATE: Don’t Let EPA Gut the Clean Water Act! | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps announced that they are extending the comment period on the proposed first step of the revoking and rewriting of the definition of ‘Waters of the U.S.’ to September 27, 2017. Please take advantage of this opportunity and tell EPA that you oppose any rollback of clean water protections! ...

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A Persistent Voice for Clean Water

Since Dive into Democracy launched in March, we have covered many of the ways that the Trump administration and Members of Congress are attempting to push an environmental agenda that puts industry profits before the health, safety, and rights of all Americans. While it often feels like an uphill battle, speaking out makes a difference. ...

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President Trump’s Infrastructure Scheme Puts Lives at Risk

Yesterday, President Trump held a press conference to announce his issuance of an executive order to fast track dangerous fossil fuel and energy projects and eliminate environmental regulations that protect Americans from flooding. Instead of addressing the critical importance of updating America’s water infrastructure, so that children in cities like Flint, Michigan don’t have to ...