Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Precisely the Pro-Corporate Right-Wing Hack Progressives Fear

A run-down of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s positions on various social issues and the danger his appointment could pose to everything from the Department of Labor to the Environmental Protection Agency and even Roe v. Wade.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2018, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s choice Monday night to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second Supreme Court nominee has confirmed that Trump seems dead-set on fortifying conservative control of the court for years, if not decades, to come. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh has served on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for 12 years,

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Despite Pruitt’s Exit There Is «No Happy Ending» for Planet Earth

«Before everyone gets excited about Pruitt, remember we’re going to get all the same horrific policy under Andrew Wheeler, without any of the comic, attention-drawing personal corruption.»

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While the long-overdue departure of ceaselessly corrupt EPA chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday was undoubtedly a small win for the public and the planet, environmentalists were quick to note that "there's no happy ending to this story" as Pruitt is being replaced by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, who worked for years as an aide to fervent

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EPA Dissolves Program To Study Effects of Chemical Exposure on Children

«Finally America’s children will be allowed to choke on the freedom of a lighter regulatory burden.»

What Pushed A Senior EPA Official To Resign In Protest?

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the leadership of Scott Pruitt moves to make it easier for big industry to dump dangerous chemicals into the nation's air and water, the agency announced late Monday that it is dissolving a program that funds studies on the effects of pollution and chemical exposure on America's children. Called

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Ohio EPA Sues Pipeline Company For Dumping ‘Millions Of Gallons’ Of Wastewater Into Wetlands

The Ohio EPA said Rover Pipeline had released two million gallons of industrial sludge into Tuscarawas County wetlands and into local quarries that provide drinking water.

Ohio EPA crews walk through a Stark County wetlands filled with drilling mud after a pipeline construction spill. (Photo: OHIO EPA)

Ohio filed a lawsuit Friday against the developer of the interstate Rover Pipeline, claiming it has discharged millions of gallons of drilling fluids into wetlands during the pipeline’s construction after numerous warnings and citations from regulators. Filing on behalf of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s

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Sworn EPA Enemies Now One Step From Heading Key Agency Offices

«All four have condemned the very existence of the EPA and want to weaken it beyond recognition, threatening the EPA’s mission to protect our clean air and water.»

William Wehrum appears before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to testify on his nomination as the assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Regulation at the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2017.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Wednesday advanced the nominations of four potential assistant administrators for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), raising concerns among conservationists and Democratic lawmakers who worry the candidates' connections to various industries will further endanger regulations that

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‘Blatant Censorship’: EPA Muzzles Its Own Climate Scientists

The EPA abruptly canceled the presentations of government scientists who were set to discuss recent climate change findings.

What Pushed A Senior EPA Official To Resign In Protest?

In what critics are calling "a blatant example of the scientific censorship" being imposed on climate researchers by the Trump White House, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late Sunday abruptly canceled the presentations of three government scientists who were set to discuss recent climate change findings at a conference in Rhode

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