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Why Andrew Wheeler’s Social Media Actions Matter

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yes, the acting administrator of the EPA should apologize. But more importantly, he must show us all by his actions that he knows his job is to enact policies that actively protect those most impacted by pollution across the nation. Read more >

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Kids Deserve to Have Healthy Lives: The Uncertain Fate of EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection

, executive director

The future of EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP) is in doubt after its director was abruptly placed on administrative leave. Read more >

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The EPA Disbanded Its Office of Science Advisor. Here’s Why That Matters.

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Late last week, the EPA announced its intention to get rid of its Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) and bury its functions deep down in another agency office. This move will significantly diminish efforts to coordinate and standardize the way that EPA does science. The administrator will have significantly less access to scientific advice at normal times and during times of crisis. And it will be easier for agency leaders to sideline and politicize science. Read more >

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A Rare Victory: EPA Reverses Course and Closes Zombie Truck Loophole (For Now)

, Sr. Manager of Government Affairs

This is a huge win for people who breathe air, particularly if they do so near trucking corridors. But we’re not out of the woods yet. Read more >

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Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt dramatically scaled back federal biofuels policy by exempting many refineries from their compliance obligations. Photo: WClarke/Wikimedia Commons

Unwinding the Perverse Arithmetic of Scott Pruitt’s Small Refinery Exemptions to the RFS

, senior scientist, Clean Vehicles

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is gone, but the messes he created will be with us for a long time. His approach to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) took an already complicated policy and turned it upside down. Here, we untangle the opaque way Pruitt rigged the system for his fossil fuel friends and what this means for the ongoing RFS rulemaking.

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