Russian anti-doping program reinstated despite failing to meet key guidelines

In an unsurprising yet somehow still stunning decision, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) voted on Thursday to lift their ban on Russia’s anti-doping program (RUSADA), which was suspended in 2015. After “missing” just one Olympics — the 2018 winter games in South Korea — Russia’s pseudo-exile…

Proposed Trump methane rule rollback would be a huge blow to human health and the environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is eyeing a rollback of Obama-era methane regulations aimed at forcing fossil fuel companies to monitor and repair dangerous leaks. That EPA decision is likely to have long-term implications for both human health and the environment, with outsized ramifications for…

Fed up with new direction under Trump, EPA staffers exit the agency

A mass exodus of workers is depleting the ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency, shrinking the federal office tasked with safeguarding America’s natural resources to its smallest size in decades, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Since President Trump has taken office, 1,600 EPA employees have…

Reality Winner sentenced to prison after revealing Russian election cyberattack

The National Security Agency contractor who blew the whistle on the Russia military intelligence’s cyberattacks on the 2016 election was sentenced on Thursday to more than five years in prison — the harshest punishment ever imposed on federal crimes involving leaks to the media. Reality…

Research finds both liberals and conservatives are NIMBYs — especially if they own their home

Secretary Ben Carson has been pushing his agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to eliminate regulations on housing development, ostensibly to stimulate the construction of new housing and bring down housing costs. Railing against burdensome regulation is hardly a surprise from a…

DC Metro workers rally after white supremacists reportedly received special treatment

Unionized Metro workers continue to call for accountability after the transit agency appeared to provide special accommodations for white supremacists attending the Unite The Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C. last weekend. Workers gathered at a rally in D.C. on Thursday and called for Metro…

Andrew Wheeler goes on Sinclair to spread questionable data on auto efficiency rollback plan

Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, in one of his first television interviews, championed the Trump administration’s widely criticized efforts to roll back Obama-era auto fuel efficiency and emissions standards. In an interview with the conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group, Wheeler said the EPA…