National Blog Posts

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Doing Something About EPA's Do-Nothing Plan

August 10, 2018

Imagine living near an industrial facility with aboveground storage tanks and not knowing what is in those tanks.  What if hazardous chemicals were stored in those tanks and that leaks or spills could contaminate a lake where you fish or swim, or a river that is also your drinking water source.  Wouldn’t you want to know that water in your community is protected?

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Short-term Satisfaction, Long-Term Ramifications: The Environmental Issues with Online Shopping

July 18, 2018

The addiction to instant gratification has turned e-commerce into an envir

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The Magna Carta of Environmental Laws is Under Attack

July 11, 2018

They call it the Magna Carta of environmental laws; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the foundation for landmark health and environmental protections like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. NEPA is what gives any person or community group a voice on projects that can impact our health and well-being. It's what requires governments and developers to slow down and consider public concerns.

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Two Hundred Thirty-Eight Against Clean Water

May 22, 2018

238 Members of Congress put the needs of corporate polluters, developers, and industrial agriculture before the priorities of their constituents.

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Reflections on My National Communications Internship

May 21, 2018

This internship has left me with a greater appreciation for the field of communications. It’s been rewarding to learn how to write in all different styles and for different readers, too. I know that this experience will help me to be a more successful communicator in the science field.