Proposed Regulation Tells Federal Contractors: Play by the Rules

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By Liz Watson, Senior Counsel and Director of Workplace Justice for Women, National Women’s Law Center Yesterday the Obama administration released a proposed rule to implement the Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which was signed by President Obama in 2014. The proposed...
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Protecting the Small Streams and Wetlands that Make the Great Lakes Great

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By Henry Henderson, Midwest Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council The majesty and magnitude of the Great Lakes themselves can distract us from the smaller, but equally critical, rivers, streams, wetlands and other water bodies that feed Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and...
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Texas Floods Illustrate the Need to Plan for Climate Change

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By Rob Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council Over the Memorial Day weekend widespread flooding occurred in at least eight counties in Texas, which include the cities of Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. These floods have brought a tragic loss of life and are...
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Former SEC Members Call Out Agency for Inaction on Corporate Contributions

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By Teamster Power Secret corporate political spending is a scourge on U.S. democracy. And despite inaction by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the matter, a bipartisan collection of former SEC members are speaking out saying something has to be done now. In a letter sent today to...
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Oh, Happy Day! Clean Water Rule Adopted!

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By Jon Devine, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council This post takes a look at the particulars of the Clean Water Rule, an action the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday, but it is also a lot about my kids. Turns out, they’re...
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Release of the Final Clean Water Protection Rule

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By William Robert (Bob) Irvin, President, American Rivers Today, you delivered a victory for rivers. Thanks to supporters like you – including the one million Americans who submitted public comments – the Obama Administration finalized the Clean Water Protection Rule – a vital step toward...
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Obama Administration Crosses Off a Big Item on Its Safeguard To-Do List, But Much Remains to be Done

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By James Goodwin, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Progressive Reform Unless you’re living under a rock or are a FIFA executive official being indicted for criminal conspiracy, you’ve no doubt heard by now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has at long last released its final rule...
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