Two Years After Quebec Disaster, Thousands Rally to #StopOilTrains

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By Amanda Frank, Center for Effective Government Two years ago this week, a 74-car freight train derailed in a Quebec city, killing 47 people. The massive explosion leveled nearly half of the city’s downtown. Since then, we’ve seen at least ten significant oil train accidents across North...
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The Value of Public Lands

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By Steve Klass, American Sustainable Business Council When was the last time you went to a national park? If you’re like a great many Americans, it probably hasn’t been too long. In Utah, our iconic Delicate Arch stands in the heart of a national park. Other national parks and monuments...
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Our Public Forest Lands Are Under Attack

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By Elaine Lac, Earthjustice When I was younger, my family would take month-long vacations to the Midwest, up to Washington state and down to Mexico. My parents are salt of the earth types who never went to resorts or beaches to relax. Vacations were more like “strenuous holidays,” as John...
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CFPB Stands up for Servicemembers by Stopping Financial Company Abuses

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By Rebecca Thiess, Americans for Financial Reform Over the last few months, the CFPB announced enforcement actions against two companies that repeatedly targeted servicemembers with abusive products. The first company, Fort Knox National, and its subsidiary, Military Assistance Company, charged...
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New Standards – Not Congressional Meddling – Are Needed to Address Rising Risk of Floods

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By Rob Moore, Natural Resources Defense Council FEMA flood maps and estimates of flood levels determined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps of Engineers) severely underestimate the true risk of flooding on Midwestern rivers, according to a new study by Washington University in St. Louis...
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Riders Race House Republicans to the Past

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By Scott Slesinger, Natural Resources Defense Council There’s a theory that the more governing responsibility an individual or party has, the more careful they are in exercising power – you can have fun and games and throw bombs if you have no real power, but things get serious when...
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