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EPA’s ban of toxic pesticide will protect children, public health

In a win for public health, the EPA banned a brain-damaging pesticide, chlorpyrifos, from use on food crops.

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Statement: Virgin plastic fee would encourage recycling but Congress should go further

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island introduced legislation on Wednesday that would enact a new per-pound fee on virgin plastic in single-use products. The bill, entitled "Rewarding Efforts to Decrease Unrecycled Contaminants in Ecosystems (REDUCE) Act," would direct revenue to a plastic waste reduction fund.

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Senate votes to revitalize American infrastructure

To solve social problems, we need leaders who don't always agree to set aside their differences and reach compromises on solutions. This bill reflects that bipartisan spirit and takes major steps toward a cleaner and healthier America.

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