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Trump’s EPA Weakens Waste Disposal Rules for Coal-Burning Power Plants

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it would be rolling back environmental rules aimed at protecting drinking water from the waste products of coal-burning power plants, including hazardous heavy metals like lead, arsenic, and mercury. At issue is coal ash, a contaminant-laden residue from burning coal, which coal-fired plants were and […]

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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on Tax Returns

Today a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump cannot block the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office from subpoenaing Trump’s accounting firm for Trump’s tax returns and other accounting records. Trump’s side, which had made the appeal after losing in a lower court, attempted to argue that a sitting president has such broad immunity from criminal […]

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Testify Tomorrow or Face Contempt Charges, Threaten Chairs of Committees in Impeachment Inquiry

“Should your client defy the subpoena, his absence will constitute evidence that may be used against him in a contempt proceeding,” wrote the three chairs of the House committees involved in the impeachment inquiry, according to The Hill, regarding former White House deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, who is supposed to testify tomorrow. Kupperman […]

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Companies Complain that Rival Company with Ties to Trump’s Brother Got $33 Million Government Contract

Both the Government Accountability Office and the Justice Department’s inspector general have received complaints from other companies after CertiPath, a company with which President Trump’s brother has financial ties, was awarded a $33 million government contract. That contract is with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS). CertiPath is owned by two companies, one of which, SHiRT […]