Interior Department: Tens of Billions of Tons of Coal Now Available for Lease in West

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By Theo Spencer, Senior Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council Yesterday Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced plans to make tens of billions of tons of coal available for lease on federal land in Montana and Wyoming. To be precise, 81.3 billion tons of coal. To put that in...
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Big Banks Need to Be Shown Who’s Boss

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By Teamster Power Wall Street’s continuing war against workers seems endless. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. And even when big players in the financial world get caught for wrongdoing, the penalties never seem to make a difference. The latest example came last...
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New Polls Spotlight Damage of Past Trade Deals, Reveal Opposition to TPP Content

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By Ben Beachy, Research Director, Global Trade Watch, Public Citizen You may have seen the headlines about today’s Reuters/Ipsos poll and yesterday’s Pew poll, touted as showing public support for trade deals.  A close look at the polls  reveals that they did not even ask about the...
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The Science Community Must Fight Attacks on Science-Based Regulations

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Director of the Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists It is easy in the day-to-day work of science to miss the struggle now being waged in Washington over the role science plays in crafting health and safety protections for America. But that...
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Regulatory Delay: Why It Took OSHA 25 Years to Promulgate a Construction Safety Rule

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By Sidney Shapiro, Member Scholar, Center for Progressive Reform OSHA has finally promulgated a Confined Spaces in Construction rule.  The agency waited 25 years after it had issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to issue a rule.   Administrative law academics have been...
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