Fighting Boss Favoritism

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By Matt Breunig, Demos The Obama Administration passed new overtime rules that make 4.6 million more people eligible for overtime protections. In the resulting commentary, I’ve noticed some claiming it has certain downsides that I think are actually hugely important upsides. Here is...
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House Bill Attacks Environmental Laws and Funding

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By Henry Miller, League of Conservation Voters On June 16 the House Appropriations Committee passed its spending bill, H.R. 2822, for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Forest Service, which is nothing more than an assault on our air, water, lands, and...
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It’s a SNAP: EPA Cuts HFC Super-Pollutants to Curb Dangerous Climate Change

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By David Doniger and Alex Hillibrand, Natural Resources Defense Council The Environmental Protection Agency today announced deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – powerful heat-trapping gases that significantly contribute to climate change – because safer,...
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Will BLM Ever Get the Memo on Climate Change?

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By Nathaniel Shoaff, Sierra Club Earlier this week, the Sierra Club and allies at Western Environmental Law Center, Powder River Basin Resource Council, WildEarth Guardians, and NRDC challenged two Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) decisions [challenges available here and here] that may well...
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