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President Trump’s Executive Order: A steamroller over communities, health & environment

August 15, 2017 • Earthworks

“President Trump’s executive order on infrastructure isn’t a ‘streamline’; it is a steam roller over our bedrock environmental protections at the expense of public health and communities. Ostensibly issued to speed the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure, today’s order instead weakens his administration’s enforcement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and provides another corporate giveaway at our expense.

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Trump’s EPA attacks clean water

June 27, 2017 • Earthworks

Today, the Trump administration initiated the process to repeal the Landmark federal protections for smaller streams and wetland, limiting the scope of the Clean Water Act.


Trump makes historic mistake withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

June 7, 2017 • Lexi Lehman

On Thursday, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, significantly weakening American leadership in the global effort to fight climate change. After ignoring advice from his peers, scientists, business leaders, activsts and citizens, President Trump said he based he planned to negotiate for a 'better' deal. However this is not possible.

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Groups File the First Lawsuit Against a Trump EPA Action to Stay Emissions Reduction Requirements of a Climate Regulation

June 5, 2017 • Earthworks and Clean Air Task Force

Washington, D.C., Jun 5th – Today, Clean Air Task Force, on behalf of Earthworks along with other environmental groups dedicated to ensuring that the U.S. reduces its greenhouse gas emissions,sued EPA in the federal Circuit Court in Washington, D.C. over its decision to stay for 90 days the effectiveness of certain methane and other air pollution standards for the oil and gas industry. In the wake of the Administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the groups have filed a motion seeking to immediately stop the EPA action, marking the first legal challenge filed against a Trump Administration’s EPA action to stay emission reduction requirements of a climate regulation.

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Statement of Earthworks’ Executive Director, Jennifer Krill, on the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement

May 31, 2017 • Earthworks
“President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement sends a dangerous signal to the rest of the world that the United States values fossil fuel industry profits over clean energy innovation and the health and well-being of our citizens.… More »

Comments of Clean Air Task Force on Evaluation of Existing Regulations

April 13, 2017 • Earthworks et. al.
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Trump Climate EO Would Roll Back Community Protections Too

March 28, 2017 • Earthworks

At 2pm today, the Trump Administration is expected to release a sweeping executive order rolling back climate initiatives put in place during the previous administration. Based on last night's White House briefing, Earthworks' Policy Director Lauren Pagel has the following statement:

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Trump’s budget prioritizes mining & fracking over public health

March 16, 2017 • Earthworks
Washington, DC – Today President Trump released the details of his budget outline. Earthworks policy director Lauren Pagel released this statement. “President Trump’s plans to slash the EPA budget by 31% is a gift to the mining, oil and gas industries,”… More »