Federal Agency Inaction amid Growing Concerns about Health and Safety of Nail Salon Workers

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By Katie Weatherford, Policy Analyst, Center for Progressive Reform Whether you are a frequent visitor to your local nail salon, or just an occasional passer-by, you are likely familiar with the offending chemical stench that emanates from within.  You may have even considered whether the...
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How Trade Could Lead to A Big Fracking Mess

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By Park MacDougald, Responsible Trade Program, Sierra Club Across the country, towns and communities are organizing against the destructive practice of fracking, and passing scores of bans and moratoriums against the practice. Unfortunately, wherever local communities have been able to pass...
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Santa Barbara Pipeline Spill Highlights Threats of Tar Sands Expansion Into the West Coast

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By Anthony Swift, International Program Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council The most recent oil spill in California highlights both fundamental weaknesses in basic safeguards for our nation’s oil infrastructure as well as risks associated with industry plans to expand tar sands...
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