Let’s Derail Fast Track Authority

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By Debbie Barker, International Programs Director, Center for Food Safety Everyone knows that the Obama Administration and Republican leadership in Congress rarely agree on anything, but when it comes to sealing the deal on non-transparent trade agreements they seem to be bosom buddies....
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Despite Hoopla, Court Challenge to Clean Power Plan Likely to Fail

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By David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council The much ballyhooed legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, brought by coal companies and conservative state attorneys-general, ran out of steam today...
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Let the EPA Be a Real Referee

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By David Brodwin, Co-Founder & Board Member, American Sustainable Business Council America’s entrepreneurs have long applied chemistry to make new products that enrich our lives. But sadly, many chemical innovations have turned out to be dangerous, even deadly. Asbestos and formaldehyde...
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Department of Labor Proposes Protecting People with Retirement Savings Accounts Against Bad Investment Advice

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By Amy K. Matsui, Senior Counsel and Director of Women and the Courts, National Women’s Law Center Did you know that the financial advisors you pay to help you decide how to invest your IRA or 401(k) aren’t required to act in your best interest? That they can recommend the...
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Two Years After West Disaster, Are Our Communities Any Safer?

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By Anya Vanecek, Public Health Digital Campaigner, U.S. PIRG Two years ago today (April 17th, 2013), a fertilizer plant explosion devastated West, Texas. Fifteen people died, including 12 volunteer firefighters. The blast demolished an apartment building and nursing home, and damaged three...
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House Republicans Vote Against Protecting Your Drinking Water

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By Jon Devine, Senior Attorney, National Resources Defense Council Did you drink water today? If so, you’ll want to read this post, because Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing legislation that threatens our drinking water. Yesterday, the House Transportation and...
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