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Federal Fights to Protect the Environment: 2020 in Review

It’s been another very busy year for ELPC, fighting back against an administration that continues to put public health, clean air and water and the climate in the proverbial backseat.

12/29/20

Ann Mesnikoff

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Test Fuel Fallacy: EPA Considers Another Handout to Automakers

The Trump EPA’s environmental rollbacks continue at a rapid clip, putting clean water, clean air, and our climate at risk.

8/7/20

Ann Mesnikoff

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Right Now The EPA Should Be Doing More to Clean Up Our Air, Not Less

The US EPA is in hyper-speed rollback mode. Whether it’s action on climate, clean air, or clean water – not even a global public health crisis can stop them from rushing forward with proposals or final rules that will harm public health and our environment.

4/13/20

Ann Mesnikoff

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During Public Health Crisis, Trump Admin. Continues Attacks on Public Health Studies

In the midst of our country’s public health crisis, the Trump Administration’s EPA continues to advance a dangerous policy that ignores science and public health studies.

3/23/20

Ann Mesnikoff

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Calling on Congress to Fund the Rural Energy for America Program

REAP has provided grants and loan guarantees to agricultural producers for nearly 18,000 projects in every state (2003-2019). In all that time, ELPC has fought to keep REAP alive and funded.

3/5/20

Ann Mesnikoff

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Testifying to Protect Our Voices and the Environment with NEPA

ELPC testified before the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) at their second and final public hearing on its rollback of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). ELPC testified in strong opposition to CEQ’s proposed changes to NEPA regulations.

2/25/20

Ann Mesnikoff

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Ten Rounds with Trump: ELPC’s Top Federal Fights of 2019

ELPC had a busy 2019 standing up to the Trump Administration and working to fight its continued rollback of environmental safeguards.

12/30/19

Ann Mesnikoff

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Censoring Science at the EPA Threatens Public Health

The Trump administration is churning through rollbacks of public health protections on an almost daily basis. Whether it is protecting our climate, clean air, or water, this administration has set its sights on undermining sensible standards in favor of polluters.

12/4/19

Ann Mesnikoff

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ELPC Gives Great Lakes Climate Change Strategy Briefing on Capitol Hill

ELPC team meets with key leaders in Washington, DC to discuss Great Lakes and Climate Change Solutions

7/18/19

Ann Mesnikoff

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U.S. House Passes Climate Solution Legislation with H.R. 9

Today, for the first time in 10 years, the U.S. House of Representatives acted to combat climate change by passing H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. This is an important step.

5/2/19

Ann Mesnikoff

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Standing up for the Great Lakes at EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard hearing

If there is one thing that should bring Americans together it should be protecting our children. That’s why the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) has such broad public support.

4/12/19

Ann Mesnikoff

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Trump Administration’s New Clean Car Proposal is Like Putting Lipstick on a Pig

The Trump administration’s rollback of Clean Car Standards is officially out for public comment. The administration’s preference for stalling standards is a shameful effort to undermine the biggest single step the U.S. can take to curb climate pollution and make new cars and trucks go further on a gallon of gas.

8/24/18

Ann Mesnikoff

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Fighting Back against the EPA

April ended with a bang when it comes to the administration rolling back important protections for public health, our climate, and clean water.

4/30/18

Ann Mesnikoff

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EPA Poised to Slam on Brakes when it Comes to Clean Car Standards

Does keeping 6 billion metric tons of dangerous carbon pollution out of the atmosphere while saving up to $122 billion at the pump sound good to you? If you answered yes then you are in the 70% majority of voters who want the EPA to leave current clean car standards in place!

3/30/18

Ann Mesnikoff

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EPA Should Keep Super Dirty Diesels Off the Road

Most everyone would agree that letting super dirty diesel trucks with old engines inside new truck bodies belch out dramatic amounts of pollution that causes smog is a bad idea

3/5/18

Ann Mesnikoff

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A Smart Infrastructure Plan Wouldn’t Gut NEPA Environmental Reviews

Not every idea is a good idea. That’s why we brainstorm, assess options, consider other opinions, come up with ways to improve the idea, maybe even decide the idea wasn’t all that good and shouldn’t be pursued.

2/9/18

Ann Mesnikoff

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EPA Gets Earful about delaying Critical Public Health & Environmental Rules

Twice in July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heard from a variety of voices from across the nation saying, “Stop letting polluters off the hook when it comes to protecting clean air and clean water -- both are fundamental to our health and well-being!”

8/3/17

Ann Mesnikoff

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