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EPA Eased Herbicide Regulations Using Monsanto Research, Records Show

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lessened protections for crops and wildlife habitats after Monsanto Co. supplied research that presented lower estimates of how far the weed killer dicamba can drift, according to a review of federal documents."

Oil Was Central in Decision to Shrink Bears Ears Monument, Emails Show

"Even before President Trump officially opened his high-profile review last spring of federal lands protected as National Monuments, the Department of Interior was focused on the potential for oil and gas exploration at a protected Utah site, internal agency documents show."

Source: NY Times, 03/02/2018

Congress Just Got a Whole Lot of F’s on Their Environmental Report Card

"Congressional Republicans and Democrats have never been further apart on environmental issues. The top leadership in the GOP is comprised entirely of climate change deniers, while Democrats have aligned in opposition to President Trump’s agenda. But a report released today by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) calibrates the distance between the two parties with some hard numbers."

Source: Mother Jones, 03/01/2018

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