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March 8, 2017 | Blog Post

Making America Polluted Again

The recent slew of administration attacks on protections for clean water, clean air and food and worker safety could send America back to a time of unchecked pollution.

March 8, 2017 | Photos

Making America Polluted Again

In 1971, the Environmental Protection Agency launched Documerica, a project to capture images of environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in America. Freelance photographers captured more than 15,000 photos of the heightened air and water crises of that time. These pictures show us the situation we could return to if we defang and defund the EPA.

February 10, 2017 | Video

Unfit to Lead the EPA

Donald Trump said that he wants to "get rid" of the EPA. And Scott Pruitt is the man he has chosen to destroy it.

February 8, 2017 | Case

Challenging Trump Administration’s ‘One-In, Two-Out’ Executive Order on Regulations

Trump’s executive order would effectively block government agencies from issuing new health, consumer or workplace safeguards unless they repeal existing ones. Scientists and public health experts at agencies like the EPA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Food and Drug Administration could be forced to choose among vital protections.

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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