Josh Goldman

Senior policy and legal analyst

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Josh Goldman is a senior policy and legal analyst, managing legislative and regulatory campaigns to help develop and advance policies that reduce U.S. oil use. See Josh's full bio.

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A Tale of Four Cities: How Smart Growth Can Shape the Future of the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Region

A new study has prompted me to think about the future of regional traffic as not just dependent on autonomous vehicles or better mass transit. Read more >

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New Evidence Shows Just How Bad the Trump Administration is at Governing

President Trump likes to brag about how many regulations his administration is removing. The President’s “2 for 1” order requires federal agencies to revoke two regulations for every new rule they want to issue. This order is aimed at getting “rid of the redundancy and duplication that wastes your time and money.” Call me crazy, but I’d like to keep the regulations on the books that protect consumers, safeguard clean air and water, and keep our kids safe. Regardless of what the Trump Administration boasts, a dive into the data shows just how ineffective the President has been at both enacting and removing regulations. Read more >

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UCS Joins Lawsuit to Stop Pruitt from Rolling Back Clean Car Standards

UCS joined a coalition of non-profit organizations in filing a lawsuit to challenge EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attempt to roll back a regulation designed to improve vehicle gas mileage, save you money, and tackle transportation-related emissions, the biggest source of climate change pollution in the U.S. Read more >

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Vehicle pollution is a major issue for human health and the environment.

Scott Pruitt’s Regulatory Rollback Recipe  

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt continues to stack the deck in favor of industry interests. At least two members appointed by Pruitt to the EPA Science Advisory Board received funding to conduct misleading research that EPA used to justify reexamining vehicle fuel efficiency standards – a regulation forecast to save consumers over $1 trillion, cut global warming emissions by billions of metric tons, and advance 21st century vehicle technology. Read more >

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Five (More) Pruitt Scandals That You Should Know About, But Probably Don’t

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been hit with a string of brewing corruption scandals that go beyond merely ordering a soundproof “privacy booth” that cost taxpayers up to $25,000, or spending over $105,000 on first-class flights in his first year on the job. Read more >

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