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Trump EPA Appoints Former Oil Executive to Head Its South-Central Region

Trump EPA Appoints Former Oil Executive to Head Its South-Central Region
Ken McQueen was criticized for allowing a controversial oil and gas company to double its well density in northwest New Mexico when he was a state official there.
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Coal Miners With Black Lung Slam McConnell for Brushing Them Off in Healthcare Meeting

Coal Miners With Black Lung Slam McConnell for Brushing Them Off in Healthcare Meeting
"It was a worthless trip, that's the way I feel," said one of the 120 coal miners who traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Republican leader
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U.S. Soldiers Falling Ill, Dying in the Heat as Climate Warms

U.S. Soldiers Falling Ill, Dying in the Heat as Climate Warms
At least 17 service members have died from heat illnesses in the past decade, and the rise in heat stress injuries suggests the military isn't prepared for worse.
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Outrage as Trump EPA Says It Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

Outrage as Trump EPA Says It Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children
"The EPA is endangering the lives of children to protect pesticide industry profits."
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Trump’s EPA Skipped Ethics Reviews for Several New Advisers, Government Watchdog Finds

Trump’s EPA Skipped Ethics Reviews for Several New Advisers, Government Watchdog Finds
The EPA’s boards, including its Science Advisory Board, now have more industry members and consultants and fewer academic scientists.
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Radical Republicans Want to Finish Off an Endangered Fish

Radical Republicans Want to Finish Off an Endangered Fish
Missouri lawmakers are blocking the Army Corps effort to save Pallid Sturgeon hatchlings
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'We Are in a Climate Emergency, America': Anchorage Hits 90 Degrees for First Time in Recorded History

'We Are in a Climate Emergency, America': Anchorage Hits 90 Degrees for First Time in Recorded History
"This is unprecedented. I tease people that Anchorage is the coolest city in the country—and climatically that is true—but right now we are seeing record heat,"
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'Downright Irresponsible and Shameful': Climate Emergency Barely Mentioned in First Democratic Debate

'Downright Irresponsible and Shameful': Climate Emergency Barely Mentioned in First Democratic Debate
"Our survival is worth more time than vague, irrelevant, and trivial questions posed 80 minutes into the debate."
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Religious Right’s Fracking Sugar Daddies Are Part of Billionaire Land Grab in U.S. West

Religious Right’s Fracking Sugar Daddies Are Part of Billionaire Land Grab in U.S. West
Wilks money has gone to support a wide swath of the right-wing legal and political infrastructure, with huge gifts to anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ groups.
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Trump Official: ‘We Don’t Know’ What Causes Climate Change Because ‘It Rained Yesterday’

Trump Official: ‘We Don’t Know’ What Causes Climate Change Because ‘It Rained Yesterday’
In an interview released Tuesday, Perdue told CNN that “we don’t know” the cause of climate change, a statement completely at odds with scientific reality.
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