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An open letter to Trump from the US press corps

Jan. 17, 2017 - Dear Mr. President Elect: In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we...

Biden Announces Reduction in US Nuclear Stockpile, Expresses Support for No-First-Use Policy

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2017 - In a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Vice President Joe Biden announced that over the past...

New Report: Planned Parenthood is Not Replaceable

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 16, 2017 - A new Guttmacher Institute report released shows that Planned Parenthood health centers are critical to the health care...

Rep. Chaffetz threatens to terminate Office of Government Ethics for drawing attention to unaddressed...

Jan. 13, 2017 - Note: On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent...

Trump, rising populism threaten to slow climate action, analyst says

LONDON, Jan. 13, 2017 - Rising global populism and pressure to reduce U.S. environmental regulation are among the issues to watch in 2017 as...

Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks to Remain Unchanged Through 2025

WASHINGTON January 13, 2017 - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized her decision to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model...

U.S. House Leaders Introduce Federal Legislation to Prohibit Slaughter of American Horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 12, 2017 — Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the...

Organizations Petition EPA to Halt Use of Deadly Predator Poison

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 12, 2017 - Five animal protection organizations submitted a petition today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asking the agency to...

With Questions of Ideological ‘Purity Tests,’ the Alt-Right Stumbles

Jan. 12, 2017 - The entire racist radical right may be working to rebrand under the “Alt-Right” banner, a meme-crazed digital wing of the...

DOJ OIG Announces Initiation of Review

January 12, 2017 - Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today that, in response to requests from numerous Chairmen and Ranking...

National Academies Report Recommends New Framework for Estimating the Social Cost of Carbon

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - To estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses, the federal government should use...

Who Will Pay for Donald Trump’s Border Wall?

Jan. 12, 2017 - President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S-Mexico border took a step forward last week as Congressional...

EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler of Clean Air Act Violations

WASHINGTON January 12, 2017 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA...

Don’t Confirm Sessions as Attorney General, Says Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2017 - The United States Senate should vote against the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the...

President Obama’s Farewell Address

https://youtu.be/RBP8uKqI2ns?t=5h46m1s

Youth delivers 62,000 petition signatures in support of climate lawsuit urging Obama to “Leave...

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 10, 2017 - Today, Victoria Barrett, 17, will send more than 62,000 Care2 petition signatures in support of her climate...

In a race against extinction, rusty patched bumble bee is listed as endangered

Jan. 10, 2017 - Just 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumble bee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed...

Feinstein Opening Remarks at Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

Washington January 10, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today delivered opening remarks at the attorney general...

Toothless Polar Bear Plan by DOI Shrugs Off Climate Threat

ANCHORAGE, AK, Jan. 10, 2017— The final polar bear recovery plan released today by the U.S. Department of the Interior acknowledges that global warming...

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Submits Report to Judiciary Committee in Opposition to Sessions Nomination...

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 9, 2017 -- Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) submitted a 32-page report to the Senate Judiciary...