Are We Done with Sweetheart Deals for Too Big Banks?

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By Rena Steinzor, Law Professor, Center for Progressive Reform In her first major criminal settlement since becoming Attorney General, Loretta Lynch has delivered, trussed and on a platter, five of the world’s biggest banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS. ...
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The Public Wants EPA – Not Congress – to Protect Our Drinking Water

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By Amanda Frank, Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Government A nationwide poll by Hart Research Associates found that Americans overwhelmingly support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule. The rule will clarify what waters EPA can protect under the Clean Water Act....
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Owner of Broken Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline is a Repeat Offender

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By Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council On Tuesday, an oil pipeline owned and operated by Houston-based Plains All American ruptured and spilled at least 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off of Santa Barbara. The oil slick created by the spill is now...
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Government Wins Protection for 33.8 Million Drivers in Largest Product Recall in U.S. History

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by Scott Klinger, Director of Revenue and Spending Policies, Center for Effective Government Imagine you’re hit from behind while driving. Your vehicles airbags deploy, but instead of cushioning you, bits of metal shrapnel are sent flying. That’s what has happened to more than 100 drivers since...
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