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By Jeffrey Peterson / On December 9th, 2019

The United States Department of Defense is coming to grips with the implications of climate change for national security.

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By Jeffrey Peterson / On November 11th, 2019

The challenges of protecting the coast from more severe storms and rising seas are intimidating but not insurmountable. Prompt action now will save money and lives.

By Daniel Reich / On November 5th, 2019

What has the EPA done to head off climate disaster and fulfill its mission “to protect human health and the environment”? The stark answer is: not nearly enough.

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By David F. Coursen / On October 24th, 2019

EPA’s regulatory powers should be used to promote environmental protection, not carry out vendettas against states taking climate action

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By Mark Ryan, Betsy Southerland / On October 4th, 2019

All Americans —farmers included— will suffer the consequences of degraded water quality and damaging floods that will come with the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.

By David F. Coursen / On July 23rd, 2019

Trump’s EPA seeks to limit state’s authority on climate action. If this effort succeeds, our towns and cities will face dirtier air, hotter summers and more extreme weather — and there will be less we can do about it. 

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By Bernard D. Goldstein / On July 5th, 2019

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler continues to ignore the value of accurate scientific advice.

By Emil Frankel / On June 17th, 2019

Let’s restore the tradition of environmental stewardship that is so central to Republican principles.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 14th, 2019

When it comes to the future of our cities, the secret to urban revival lies in our past. Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy's, ...

By Daniel Reich / On June 10th, 2019

By joining the climate fight, businesses can help in crafting solutions that reduce environmental impacts in ways that make good business sense.

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