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Blowing the Cover Off the “Cleanest Air” Sparkle of the Trump Administration

, Senior Energy analyst

The Trump administration has repeatedly claimed to want clean air—the cleanest air—but behind the administration’s rhetoric the truth of its actions still stands. It simply cannot obfuscate away the fact that this administration has aggressively, repeatedly, and profoundly attacked the public health protections that keep us safe from harmful air pollutants. Read more >

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On Valentine’s Day, a Love Letter to Legumes

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

Dear Legumes, I know I shouldn’t wait for a corporate holiday to say it—and apparently Hallmark doesn’t make cards for crops anyhow—but I can’t let today go by without telling you what I feel for you. It’s a soul-feeding, life-changing, makes-the-world-a-better-place kind of love, and I want to tell you why. Read more >

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Are Your Children Vaping? On Vaping and a Need for Science-Based Policy

, Research scientist

Teens and young adults across the country are dying from vaping. Yet, the Trump administration has chosen not to take the appropriate steps to fix this pandemic. Read more >

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An oil refinery stands in the background as children play on a basketball court in Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A Conversation with the NEPA Ninja

, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist

The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that came out a couple of weeks ago on NEPA is inexcusable and disgraceful. I find it hard to believe that an environmental organization like CEQ would engage in activities designed to put lives in grave danger, all so that companies who stand to benefit from more lax environmental laws can do so. Once again–profit over people. The National Environmental Policy Act (fondly known as NEPA) requires federal agencies to engage in a review process to identify any significant environmental, economic, social, or health impacts a project may have before decisions are made and construction begins. Read more >

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5 Quotes Capturing the Debate Over Dietary Guidelines

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

Last week in Houston, a federal advisory committee convened for the fourth time to deliberate the science that will shape the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Revised every five years to reflect current science, these guidelines are the nation’s leading set of evidence-based nutrition recommendations, and they influence the food choices made by millions of people every day. Read more >

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