The Hill – It’s baffling therefore to see the EPA persisting with a 2018 proposed rule that weakens EPA’s scientific process and undermines its mission to protect the environment and the health of the US population.
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The Washington Post – President Trump has said his plan to weaken federal mileage standards would make cars cheaper and “substantially safer.” But the administration’s own analysis suggests otherwise.
The National Law Review — On January 9, 2020, the EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in coordination with the USDA and the FDA announced the launch of a new website that provides information about actions the federal government is taking to oversee the development of agricultural biotechnology products.
The Conversation–This proposal would drastically limit what kinds of scientific and medical research the Environmental Protection Agency can draw on as it makes policy.
GreenWire–In a stinging rebuke of the Trump administration's handling of science, an EPA advisory panel has found major shortcomings in the agency's pursuit of key regulatory rollbacks.
The Washington Post — The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing ahead with sweeping changes to roll back environmental regulations despite sharp criticism from a panel of scientific advisers, most of whom were appointed by President Trump.
Bloomberg Environment – The EPA’s clean air advisers launched a review of whether federal caps on smog and haze-forming pollutants protect public health.
Phys.org – The editors-in-chief of six major scientific review journals denounced a pending US regulation that would limit the scientific process for developing environmental and public health policies.
The Washington Post – A coalition of international automakers announced an effort to intervene on behalf of the Trump administration in its ongoing fight with California over how fuel-efficient the nation’s auto fleet must be in coming years.
The Washington Post – Toyota backed the Trump administration in trying to strip California of its ability to set more stringent fuel-efficiency standards in an effort to combat climate change.