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Tell CEQ: Don’t Rush Environmental Review!

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a monumental law passed in 1970 which requires agencies to research the potential environmental impacts of their decisions, how these impacts can be mitigated, and to consider alternatives. NEPA protects right for the public to get information about the potential impacts and participate in the decision-making process. The ...


What Trump got wrong about the California fires

President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday saying California wildfires “are being magnified and made so much worse by the bad environmental laws” might have been accurate—had he stopped right there. Instead, he went on to say something garbled about waters being diverted to the Pacific Ocean. Water diversion isn’t behind wildfires in California. It’s not behind ...


Tell EPA: Don’t Prioritize Polluters’ Pocketbooks!

There are costs and benefits to every action taken by the government. For example, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes a new rule setting limits on pollution, there is a good chance that, in addition to benefits such as improved health for the public and better quality of life, there are also costs associated ...


Help Block the Hostile Takeover of the Supreme Court | Dive Into Democracy

If Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is confirmed by the Senate, it will result in a Supreme Court that is heavily biased against environmental protection. You can help by calling your Senators and urging them to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Find talking points and learn more below. ...


Trump Needs to Learn From Reagan

Co-written by Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal A large segment of the population breathed a sigh of relief when Scott Pruitt finally resigned his position as EPA Administrator. Pruitt’s ethics violations are ultimately what pushed him out, but his attack on environmental protections, censoring of science, advocating disastrous climate policy, and rolling back of standards ...


Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Pruitt Resignation

In response to the resignation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, Waterkeeper Alliance Executive Director Marc Yaggi has issued the following statement: “Amidst the many scandalous actors of the Trump administration, there has been none more dangerous to the American public’s health than Scott Pruitt. Aside from his ethics violations, Pruitt’s devotion to polluters has ...


3 Ways EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Protects Polluters Instead of Public Health

This article was made possible by the readers and supporters of AlterNet. Pruitt’s disastrous policies threaten the safety of the nation’s air and water, jeopardizing public health. The latticework of alleged ethics violations swirling around U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt certainly calls into question his fitness to serve our country. Far more dangerous, ...


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Tell Us Your Pollution Story

Over the past year and a half, we have seen an unprecedented number of attacks on public protections from both the Trump Administration and some members of Congress. Many of these attempts have been carried out at the behest of two powerful industries: the fossil fuel industry, and industrial agriculture. These industries see rolling back ...


Scott Pruitt: Get Smart

Maxwell Smart and Scott Pruitt share two things in common: bumbling ineptitude and a love of top-secret phones, albeit a shoe phone in Mr. Smart’s case. Unlike Mr. Pruitt, however, Mr. Smart always worked for the common good, deploying his ineptitude to save the day. With his gross incompetence, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator ...


Waterkeepers Fight Coal Ash Rollbacks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing in Virginia last week on their proposed revisions to the federal coal ash disposal standards—one of the largest sources of toxic water pollution in the United States. Grand Riverkeeper Earl Hatley, Altamaha Riverkeeper Jenifer Hilburn, and Mobile Baykeeper Casi Callaway, Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Ted Evgeniadis, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks, and Potomac Riverkeeper Network Vice President ...