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February 16, 2017 | Feature

Erasing Democracy

No one voted for dirtier air and water in the last election. But politicians in Washington, D.C., are now claiming a mandate to gut commonsense safeguards that protect our communities from harm—and in the process, are erasing the very rules that make our democracy work.

February 7, 2017 | In the News: Courthouse News

Lawmakers Spar Over ‘Making the EPA Great Again’

Tyler Smith, Staff Scientist, Earthjustice: “We need to be very clear about what [the Secret Science Reform Act] is all about. We need to move beyond wonky explanations that its supporters provide and talk about how this bill will prevent the EPA from protecting children with asthma or protecting them from toxic pesticides ... The reality is that industry is trying to use transparency to cover up the health risks posed by toxic chemicals.”

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