EPA Archives - State of the Planet

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EPA’s COVID-19 Policy Will Further Restrict Public Access to Climate Data

While hiding inconvenient facts may not be the intention behind EPA’s COVID-19 policy, it could very well be its effect.

by Romany Webb |April 2, 2020
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No ‘Space’ for Earth in Newly Released Presidential Budget

While the proposal boosts NASA’s budget to explore other worlds, what about the one we’ve already got?

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |February 12, 2020

Anti-Government Ideology and the Federal Government Shutdown

Building infrastructure, providing emergency services, maintaining social safety nets, and ensuring public safety require an open and capable government.

by |January 7, 2019

The New House of Representatives Must Compel EPA to Enforce our Environmental Laws

We are at the end of two years witnessing the awful spectacle of an Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department more interested in exploiting natural resources than protecting them. But starting today, the unified control of the national government by President Donald Trump and his enablers has ended.

by |January 2, 2019

The Midterm Elections and Environmental Protection

Tuesday’s election could be key in deciding federal environmental protection moving forward.

by |November 5, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Attack on EPA Science and Children’s Health

Government’s first priority should not be to promote business interests, but to protect the lives and health of its people.

by |October 1, 2018
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Five Important Points About the EPA’s “SAFE Vehicle Rule”

The EPA’s decision to lower fuel efficiency standards could affect more than just greenhouse gas emissions.

Ideology and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.

by |August 6, 2018

The State and Local Role in Protecting America’s Environment

The U.S. EPA is shrinking at the very time we need it to expand, but the environmental functions performed by state, county, and city governments will continue to grow.

by |July 16, 2018

The Post-Pruitt EPA

While it is possible to predict the most probable form the post-Pruitt EPA will take, we should strive for something better.

by |July 9, 2018