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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Rocky Mountain National Park offering free admission for MLK day 17.1.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
The first free entrance day of 2020 at Rocky Mountain National Park is quickly approaching.
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The Ecology of Bourbon Country 17.1.2020 EcoTone
By Bruce A. Byers Just north of what is now Frankfort, Kentucky, the capital of the state, the Kentucky River, flowing north at that point, makes a right-angle bend to the west. Sandbars developed at that turn, creating a shallow ford where bison crossed the river on annual migrations from east to west and back. ...
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EDF Defends Clean Air Act’s “Good Neighbor” Provisions in Two D.C. Circuit Cases 16.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Defends Clean Air Act’s “Good Neighbor” Provisions in Two D.C. Circuit Cases
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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry 15.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS.
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This contractor says he can build Trump's border wall faster and cheaper than the U.S. can 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The pace of border-wall construction is picking up. Tommy Fisher, a private contractor, is building his own section of the wall, hoping to lease it to the federal government.

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Second Circuit Hears Argument that Trump Administration Should Release Important Information Related to Proposed Clean Cars Rollback 14.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Second Circuit Hears Argument that Trump Administration Should Release Important Information Related to Proposed Clean Cars Rollback
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Finally something we can (mostly) commend EPA for doing under TSCA 14.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog will know how concerned EDF is with ensuring the public’s right to know about chemicals to which they may be exposed.  We have repeatedly sounded the alarm when EPA has taken steps to deny public access to chemical information, whether for chemicals entering the […]
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Top takeaways from The Intercept’s investigation into Trump’s toxic rollbacks 14.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Regulatory decisions by federal agencies in Washington often feel distant – bureaucrats moving paper in ways that don’t matter to regular people. But a devastating new story by reporter Sharon Lerner of The Intercept makes clear just how awful the Trump administration’s actions on chemical safety have been for average Americans. Lerner shows that the […]
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Policy News: January 13, 2020 14.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations ...
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Trump’s Latest Environmental Rollback Is a Middle Finger to Common Sense 12.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled plans to gut one of America’s most important environmental laws—a move experts say is as much of a handout to polluting industries as it is a slap in the face to science […]
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ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources 10.1.2020 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has updated its virtual issue on “Wildfire, Forest Management, and Climate.” ESA scientists with expertise on wildfire drivers, ecosystem impacts, and other related issues are available for comment and to respond to questions and inquiries. As the likelihood and intensity of fires is increasing amid drought and climate warming, ...
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The Trump EPA says “precede” means “follow” 10.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Last month EPA finally released its long-awaited update to its controversial 2017 New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework, which describes how EPA is conducting risk reviews of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  While we are still reviewing it and will be filing comments, it is clear […]
Editorial: Trump's proposed new environmental reviews rules are as bad as you'd expect 10.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The new rules would make it easier for many projects with significant detrimental environmental impacts to proceed without crucial reviews.

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Trump seeks exempting some pipelines and highways from environmental review, alarming climate activists 10.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The White House move would fast-track the construction of some infrastructure projects, including pipelines, highways and airports.

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Trump Administration Effort to Weaken NEPA Takes Our Country in the Wrong Direction 9.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Administration Effort to Weaken NEPA Takes Our Country in the Wrong Direction
This is Colorado’s most famous abandoned ski area 8.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado has more than 100 abandoned ski areas. Here's how to ski the most famous one.
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A Brief Look Back at ESA in 2019 8.1.2020 EcoTone
An update from Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan Happy New Year!  As ESA members and staff begin a new year in 2020, I would like to take a few minutes to reflect on a few of our accomplishments in 2019.  The ESA Governing Board led an effort to draft a new strategic plan that will guide our efforts through 2022.  ...
America Needs Serious National Leadership to Reduce Pollution from Heavy Duty Trucks 6.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
America Needs Serious National Leadership to Reduce Pollution from Heavy Duty Trucks
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 5.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, the EPA reported.

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