A Victory for Clean Water

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By Karen Hobbs, Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council Clean water and the Clean Water Act won big today. That’s because EPA and the Corps of Engineers finalized the Clean Water Rule, which will better protect a variety of streams, ponds and wetlands, including streams...
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Americans Need the Clean Water Rule to Keep Our Drinking Water Safe

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By Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council The Republican leadership in Congress has teed up a showdown with the Obama administration that pits big polluters against the basic American right to clean water. The GOP-led House sided earlier this month with the polluters....
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How Much Is Your Life Worth?

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By David Wright, Physicist and Co-Director of Global Security, Union of Concerned Scientists I recently bought a new bicycle to replace the one I bought in college, which I was still riding despite its deteriorating condition. I also decided to buy a new bike lock. Since the value of my...
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EIA Report Confirms Clean Power Plan Is Affordable and Effective, but Overstates the Cost of the Best Compliance Options

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By Starla Yeh, Senior Policy Analyst, Climate and Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has assessed the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, and concludes that the Plan can achieve large carbon pollution...
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How Many Straws Until the Camel’s Back is Broken on Data Breaches?

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By John Breyault, Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud, National Consumers League Another day, another data breach. The data breach roulette wheel this times landed on health insurer CareFirst. Who loses? The 1.1 million consumers whose names, birth dates, email...
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