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What’s Congress Doing to our Methane Waste Regulations?

, senior scientist, Clean Vehicles

The new Congress is moving to revoke a science-based rule that was three years in the making. Read more >

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What Can “Local” Food Do?

David Arthur Cleveland , UCS

What does “local food” mean? Most of us think of local food as something that was grown nearby geographically, although the distances can vary a lot.

We also tend to make a lot of assumptions about what local food can do. For example, we think of “local” food, as a more sustainable alternative to the global, industrial food system that produces lots of food, but is also environmentally destructive, makes people sick, and leaves many hungry. Read more >

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President Trump Just Put America’s Workers at Risk

, executive director

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), along with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), have been given the authority and responsibility to help protect our nation’s workforce. President Trump has now sent them a chilling directive. Read more >

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Standing Up for Science: Notes from the Field

, climate scientist

The February issue of San Francisco Magazine on shelves today is titled “Resistance,” and features stories of politicians, lawyers, activists…even scientists who are involved in challenging some of the early actions of the Trump administration. My colleague, Jimmy O’Dea, and I are both featured with other scientists who attended the December meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  Read more >

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Half-Not: 8 Things We’d Rather See the Trump Administration Cut in Half

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

President Trump’s new directive to cut two regulations for every new one makes as much sense as the call from the former head of his EPA transition team to cut our lead environmental agency in half: zero. If Mr. Trump and his team are really in a cut-stuff-in-half mode, there are a whole lot of much better targets for those societal scissors. Here are a few of them. Read more >

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