New Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency Can Help Deliver a Clean Energy Future

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council The Obama administration today proposed new fuel efficiency standards to be phased in for heavy trucks, the energy hogs ranging from tractor-trailers to heavy-duty pickups on our nation’s highways, but the implementation timeline can and...
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Why Do We Have Labor Protection?

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By Matt Bruenig, Demos Timothy B. Lee has this to say about labor protection: The bottom line is that conventional labor laws are based on the assumption that employers dictate employees’ hours and working conditions, and so we need things like mandatory breaks, sick leave, and safety...
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White House Signals Change on Antibiotic Use in Meat and Poultry Production; Meat and Pharmaceutical Industries Throw a Tantrum

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By Avinash Kar, Natural Resources Defense Council The meat and poultry industry and the animal pharmaceutical companies are objecting to the White House’s recent decision to have the Presidential Food Service serve only “meat and poultry that have not been treated with hormones or...
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