Main Street Business Owners to Congress: Vote NO on Fast Track!

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By Stephen Michael, Main Street Alliance Today, small business owners across the country are calling on their House Representatives to Vote NO on Fast Track. In Oregon, Main Street business owners recently met with Congresswoman Bonamici’s office in Beaverton and delivered a clear message: “Say...
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The New Final ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule: Separating Rhetoric and Reality

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William W. Buzbee, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, offers his comments here regarding the May 27, 2015 released final rule and accompanying materials regarding what waters are federally protected “waters of the United States.”  Professor Buzbee is also a founding...
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Clean Power Plan on Solid Legal Ground

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This post, written by David Baake. summarizes his forthcoming article in the Environmental Law Reporter. Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Clean Power Plan, an initiative to cut carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels. By any metric,...
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An Unconstitutional Attempt to Roll-back Public Health Protections

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By Bill Funk, Center for Progressive Reform Senator Rounds (SD-R) has introduced a proposed concurrent resolution to establish a Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Reform to address the alleged “regulatory overreach that is so prevalent in all sectors of the U.S. economy” by, among other...
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Congress Should Not Block Federal Flood Protection Standard

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By Rob Moore, Natural Resources Defense Council Flood damages are increasing throughout the United States. Rising sea levels and changing precipitation patterns due to climate change are part of the reason. Another reason is we continue to build in areas that are vulnerable to flooding, a...
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EIA Analysis Shows the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is Affordable, Renewable Energy Makes a Key Contribution

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By Steve Clemmer, Union of Concerned Scientists A new Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis shows that renewable energy sources make the biggest contribution to achieving the EPA’s proposed emission reduction targets for existing power plants across a wide range of scenarios, while...
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