Canada’s Tar Sands Regulations: Uncovered Documents Cast Doubt on Effectiveness, Enforcement

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By Jennifer Skene, Ford Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council The strength of Canada’s tar sands environmental regulatory regime is facing more scrutiny as a result of documents Greenpeace Canada obtained from the Alberta government’s energy regulator. The documents cast light...
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Skepticism About Trade Deals is Warranted

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute In 1993, it seemed obvious to me that NAFTA was about one main thing: providing a huge new (and much cheaper) labor force to U.S. manufacturers by making it safe for them to build factories in Mexico without fear of expropriation...
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Procter & Gamble Receives an “F” in Chemical Transparency

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By Amanda Frank, Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Government “Eco-friendly.” “Healthy.” “Responsible.” These are just a few of the labels used on household cleaning products to make them appear safe for consumers. But no one oversees how these terms are used or what they really mean for...
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