Taking the First Big Step Toward Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

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By Deron Lovaas, Natural Resources Defense Council The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a historic and overdue final rule requiring its grantees to leap forward by “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” This lofty phrase comes from a 1968 Civil Rights law,...
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Congress Should Listen to People, Not Polluters

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By Adam Wilson, League of Conservation Voters Since President Obama introduced his Climate Action Plan in 2013, he’s met resistance from big polluters and their allies in Congress.  The Clean Power Plan, Clean Water Rule, and the ultimate rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline are critical to...
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Earmarking Away the Public Interest

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House GOP’s “Negative Earmarks” in Appropriations Bill Would Undercut Key Protections and Cost Thousands of Lives By Erin Kesler, Center for Progressive Reform Today, the Center for Progressive Reform released a new Issue Alert, “Earmarking Away the Public Interest: How Congressional...
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Opposition Grows to H.R. 2898, Congressional Anti-Environmental Water Legislation

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By Doug Obegi, Natural Resources Defense Council Today, the House Natural Resources Committee began marking up H.R. 2898 (Valadao, R-CA), anti-environmental legislation that would permanently override protections for salmon and other native fisheries required under the Endangered Species Act in...
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