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EPA Science Policies Go Under Congressional Microscope

Bloomberg BNA
April 30, 2017

Long-sought Republican bills setting new limits on the science driving EPA regulations could mark the first shot in a broader campaign to rein in the agency’s authority, scientists told Bloomberg BNA... “Requiring that the underlying data be made public is not always possible,” Jay Austin, senior attorney at the Environmental Law Institute, told Bloomberg BNA.

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Many recusals for acting chief of DOJ environment section

E&E News
April 25, 2017

Jeffrey Wood, the acting head of the Justice Department's environmental branch, is having to step aside from dozens of cases facing the government, both because of his past work for an Alabama law firm and Trump administration ethics restrictions, newly released documents show...

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CT fires its first shots in battle with Trump over environment

The Connecticut Mirror
April 20, 2017

Connecticut is ready for battle. But no guns, no grenades, no things that go boom here. Just a platoon of lawyers armed with the Clean Air and Water acts and a lot of guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Earth Day And The March For Science

Northwest Public Television
April 19, 2017

One of the people I spoke with was Kathleen Rogers, the president of Earth Day Network, an organization taking a lead role in staging the march. (Earth Day is also April 22 this year.) Rogers is an attorney who has spent 20 years focusing on environmental public policy and law.

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Food 2.0: Working Toward Greater Efficiency in Agriculture

Earthjustice Blog: Fertile Grounds
April 18, 2017

I’ve spent many years fighting to protect people from pollution, including agricultural pollution, but I’ve also spent years managing farms. I’m familiar with some of the challenges of farming, as well as the opportunities. For example, the farms I help manage have become model-certified and are more sustainable and profitable than when they were conventionally run.

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This man may steer environmental law under Trump

E&E News
April 12, 2017

President Trump's rhetoric has left many of the nation's top environmental lawyers wondering what will come of the Justice Department's environmental arm under his administration... Scott Fulton of the nonpartisan Environmental Law Institute noted that Trump's budget proposal would have not only slashed EPA's budget by a third, but also cut 45 percent of state grants — a major source of funding for state-led environmental enforcement.

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Interview with John Pendergrass on Trump’s New Executive Order on Energy

TRT World
March 29, 2017

An interview with John Pendergrass, moments after Trump signed the Executive Order on energy.

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Trump Environment Order Scorned by Climate Activists and Skeptics

VOA
March 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's move to unravel Obama-era environmental regulations, launched with great fanfare Tuesday, is attracting scorn from both ends of the political spectrum... “When it comes to climate change, the Trump administration can't so easily put the genie back in the bottle,” said Scott Fulton, president of the Environmental Law Institute in Washington.

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Enviro law group releases blueprint for life under Trump

GreenWire
March 24, 2017

The Environmental Law Institute has released a guide for navigating the Trump administration and Congress' deregulatory push.

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The Government will only modify the allocation of quotas of the Bay of Biscay if required by the courts

La Opinion A Coruña
March 21, 2017

ELI Oceans Program Director Xiao Rencio-Blanco speaks at Acerga's conference on fisheries management

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