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Pruitt's Failed Cooperative Federalism

Federal and state authorities, powers and jurisdictions should work together efficiently and effectively serve the public interest. That’s what is meant by “cooperative federalism”. It is notable that the Trump Administration’s head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, is fond of using the term “cooperative

Climate Change Is Making the Chicago River Run Backwards


That’s the number of gallons of contaminated Chicago River water that have flowed into Lake Michigan—source of drinking water and quality of life for millions of Americans—in the last decade. The River normally flows away from the Lake, so what gives?