Dysfunction Junction: Another Industry-Backed Effort to Delay Crucial Safeguards and Cripple the Regulatory Process

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By Tania Matsuoka, Center for Effective Government Effective public safeguards protect all of us from toxic chemicals, air pollution, water contamination, and unsafe food. Streamlining the process of strengthening and updating these standards would help us fight new and emerging dangers. But...
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Senate Joint Committee Hearing Dedicated to Attacking Public Servants

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform When your public approval rating has hovered at or below 20 percent for the last several years, maybe the last thing you should be doing is maligning other government institutions.  That didn’t stop a group of Senators from spending several hours...
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The More I Hear About the OPM Data Breach, the Less I Know, Except This: It’s Bad

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Was it 4 million, 14 million or 18 million records breached (likely by state-sponsored) Chinese hackers? Whose fault was it? Incredibly, the USOPM director Katherine Archuleta says “I don’t believe anyone (at OPM) is personally responsible.”...
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New Report: Cities Should Take Action to Make Recycling Jobs Safe Jobs

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By the Partnership for Working Families Working together with researchers at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, occupational safety and health experts at the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and MassCOSH, and environmental justice leaders at GAIA, we dug deep...
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