Trump Acts To Advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in late 2015, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal that was a centerpiece of his environmental legacy.

Trump Acts To Advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

WASHINGTON — Dealing a blow to former President Barack Obama's legacy on climate change, President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, a move cheered by congressional Republicans and decried by environmentalists. Trump told reporters at the

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What Trump EPA Contract Freeze Means For The Environment

The move could disrupt core operations ranging from toxic cleanups to water quality testing, according to records and interviews.

What Trump EPA Contract Freeze Means For The Environment

The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a move that could affect a significant part of the agency's budget allocations and even threaten to disrupt core operations ranging from toxic cleanups to water quality testing, according to records and interviews. In one email

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Records Show Trump EPA Pick Led Anti-EPA Crusade For Industry Donors

“He created a whole new unit specifically to fight the EPA, among other things.”

Records Show Trump EPA Pick Led Anti-EPA Crusade For Industry Donors

WASHINGTON (REPORT) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources. Instead, Scott Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the

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Big Pharma’s Influence Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors On Twitter

A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.

Big Pharma’s Influence Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors On Twitter

(REPORT) --- The long arm of the pharmaceutical industry continues to pervade practically every area of medicine, reaching those who write guidelines that shape doctors' practices, patient advocacy organizations, letter writers to

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Trump Administration To Keep Entitlements, Obamacare Plan Unknown

While Obamacare has largely proved to be a disaster, the Medicaid expansion was a pretty solid success given its objectives: create greater access to health services and improve health outcomes-and its modest cost overruns.

Trump Administration To Keep Entitlements, Obamacare Plan Unknown

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus says there are no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. This was Trump’s position throughout the Republican primaries and general

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Rex Tillerson Refuses To Address Exxon’s Climate Change Denial

Environmental groups are terribly alarmed by the prospect of having Tillerson at the helm of the United States State Department, especially as the threat of climate disruption caused by humans intensifies.

Rex Tillerson Refuses To Address Exxon’s Climate Change Denial

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. During his confirmation hearing, former Exxon Mobil CEO and nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, refused to answer questions about what the fossil fuel

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Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP To Block Sanders Effort To Lower Drug Prices

Sen. Cory Booker and others draw sharp rebuke from observers, who pointed out that many who voted “no” receive substantial contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.

Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP To Block Sanders Effort To Lower Drug Prices

(ANALYSIS) --- While the Republican Party is publicly dismantling millions of Americans' health safety net, more than a dozen Democrats late Wednesday quietly threw their weight behind Big Pharma and voted down an amendment that would have allowed pharmacists to import identical—but much less expensive—drugs from Canada and other

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