To Better Protect Workers, We Need More Wage Inspectors and Stronger Enforcement

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By Jessica Schieder, Center for Effective Government Cities across the country have voted to increase the minimum wage, ensure workers can take paid sick days, and offer workers paid parental leave. But without wage and hour enforcement, employers will continue to steal employees’ wages,...
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What to Expect from the Supreme Court’s Clean Air Mercury Decision

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By Thomas McGarity, Center for Progressive Reform In the shadow of the upcoming Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage is an important environmental case that has important implications for the health of women of childbearing age in America.  The Court will decide whether to...
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Power to the Plan and the People

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By Aaron Mair, Sierra Club It shouldn’t be a surprise that the fossil fuel industry doesn’t like the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unlike, say, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s Energy Policy Act of 2005, the EPA’s plan wasn’t designed primarily to boost the...
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Polluters Try (and Fail) to Convince Latinos and African Americans that the Clean Power Plan is Bad for their Bottom Line

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By Juan Declet-Barreto, Natural Resources Defense Council Addressing the disproportionate impacts of carbon pollution on the health of low-income and minority communities is one of the most compelling reasons for combating climate change. Many serious and rigorous scientific studies have shown...
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New Flawed Study of the Clean Power Plan: How the MISI Study Gets It So Wrong

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By John Rogers, Union of Concerned Scientists An op-ed in yesterday’s Investor’s Business Daily uses a new study to make unsubstantiated claims about the economic impacts of the proposed Clean Power Plan on vulnerable communities. Since the op-ed didn’t provide a link to the actual analysis, we...
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