Profiles in Cowardice


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Profiles in Cowardice: Oregon Lawmakers Run Away from Climate Action. Literally.

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Last week, 11 Republican senators walked off the job in Oregon and took to the hills; they literally ran away in order to prevent a vote on a climate bill (SB1530) that would phase in tighter restrictions on carbon emissions. Read more >

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PFAS, or "forever chemicals," have contaminated drinking water supplies across the country. Photo: Bob Walker/Flickr

Profiles in Cowardice: Chemicals, Climate, and a Toxic Disregard by the Trump Administration

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A new report from FEMA completely ignores climate change. The administration and Congress block efforts to protect the public from PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” which have contaminated drinking water supplies across the country. Two more striking examples of cowardice from our elected leaders. Read more >

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Profiles in Cowardice: EPA’s Abysmal Failure to Protect Children’s Health

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Today’s profile in cowardice chronicles the shameful failure of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect children’s health from chlorpyrifos, a recognized neurotoxin. Read more >

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Profiles in Cowardice: Toyota, GM, and Fiat Chrysler Join the List

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Toyota, GM, Fiat Chrysler, and other members of the so-called “Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation” have thrown sustainability (and any green credentials) out the window and joined Trump administration efforts to gut existing environmental standards. Read more >

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