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Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) recognizes that sustaining the Earth's renewable resources base will require a collaborative approach to problem solving using biological, physical and social sciences, and design and engineering disciplines.

RNRF's mission is to advance the application of science and related disciplines in decision-making, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and educate policymakers and the public on managing and conserving renewable natural resources.

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Final Toxic Substances Control Act Framework Rules "Significantly Weakened" – EDF


Washington, D.C. – June 22, 2017: The following statement is attributable to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and Richard Dension, EDF's lead senior scientist.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final "framework" rules for implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as the "scopes" for the first 10 risk evaluations to be conducted, and guidance for third parties who wish to submit their own draft risk evaluations.

"EDF's initial assessment is that changes have been made that significantly weaken the proposed rules, in some cases in ways that are contrary to the new law. Given that this is taking place in the most anti-environmental Administration we've faced in decades, the changes heighten our concern that the law will not be implemented in the coming years in a way that protects the public's health," said Dr. Richard Denison, EDF's lead senior scientist...

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Volume 31 Number 1

Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework and the Paris Agreement

Renewed attention to the role of Congress in the termination of treaties and other international agreements has arisen following statements by President Donald Trump that he may consider withdrawing the United States from certain high profile agreements.

This article examines the legal framework for withdrawal from international agreements with a specific focus on the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Restoring and Sustaining Great Lakes Ecosystems

More than 30 million people live in the Great Lakes basin, and the impact of their daily activities, from the water consumed to the waste returned, directly affect the Great Lakes environment.

This article examines ongoing efforts to restore and sustain Great Lakes ecosystems with a specific focus on efforts made under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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