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Legal Planet: While You Were Sleeping: Coronavirus Apparently Won’t Stop Trump Environmental Rollbacks

While You Were Sleeping: Coronavirus Apparently Won’t Stop Trump Environmental Rollbacks EPA May Roll Back Car Standards Next Week The New York Times is reporting that, despite the corona crisis and the shelter in place orders affecting people around the country, Andrew Wheeler is pressuring his EPA staff  to release a finalized rule rolling back …

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Trump’s EPA Goes to Bat for Bayer as Company Fights $25 Million Verdict in Roundup Cancer Case | Common Dreams News

“Bayer is currently facing nearly 43,000 claims related to glyphosate-linked cancer in federal courts. An end to the company’s legal woes is unlikely to happen soon, according to Bloomberg Environment.” WSJ article: Trump Administration Backs Bayer in Weedkiller Court Fight EPA, Justice Department file brief supporting company’s arguments that Roundup weedkiller didn’t require cancer warning …

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Thousands of Deaths Per Year, Billions of Dollars Lost: Trump Advances Dirty Power Plan | Common Dreams Newswire

“With more than 50 coal plants announced to retire since Trump was elected and five states and over 125 cities committed to 100{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} clean energy, this illegal rollback won’t save the coal industry, but it will jeopardize the lives and health of thousands of Americans each year. And rather than listening to science and the …

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As Trump Reportedly Scrambles to Find Climate ‘Victories’ Ahead of 2020, Green Group Says: ‘There Are None’

“Even before Trump, as the planet was heating up and weather disasters were intensifying, the EPA was sitting on its hands and avoiding meaningful climate emissions action,” Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said in a statement. “Outrage is growing toward corporations like Exxon that knew for decades the harm their fossil …

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Sierra Club: Toxic Tragedy: Andrew Wheeler Has Betrayed Congress and Shamelessly Cooked the Books to Help Coal Barons

Toxic Tragedy: Andrew Wheeler Has Betrayed Congress and Shamelessly Cooked the Books to Help Coal Barons Andrew Wheeler, acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has proposed that the EPA ignore the public health benefits provided by the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Wheeler arbitrarily decreed the harms posed by mercury and other …

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‘A Disgrace’: Bernie Sanders Takes Trump EPA Pick to Task for Claiming Climate Change Not ‘Greatest Crisis’ Facing Planet

‘A Disgrace’: Bernie Sanders Takes Trump EPA Pick to Task for Claiming Climate Change Not ‘Greatest Crisis’ Facing Planet The acting EPA chief repeatedly downplayed the threat of the climate crisis and brushed aside scientific evidence during his Senate confirmation hearing by Jake Johnson, staff writer 6 Comments Andrew Wheeler answers senators’ questions during his …

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