Survey Says: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Protecting Endangered Animals, Natural Resources

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By Tania Matsuoka, Center for Effective Government American voters overwhelmingly support the federal Endangered Species Act and are much more likely to vote for a member of Congress who supports environmental protections like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, according to a recent...
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Supreme Court’s Mercury Decision Did Not Usher in Sunstein’s ‘Cost-Benefit State’

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By Amy Sinden, Center for Progressive Reform In Michigan v. EPA, handed down two weeks ago, the Supreme Court waded into the decades-long debate over the use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in agency rulemaking.   The decision struck down EPA’s limits on mercury emissions from power plants for...
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I ♥ the Clean Power Plan: Six Great Reasons You Should Too

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By Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists It’s July, it’s beautiful out, and all thoughts naturally turn to… the Clean Power Plan! This historic, first-ever nationwide limit on carbon emissions from power plants will be finalized within weeks. Many of my colleagues and I have spent...
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Workers Deserve a Safe Place to Work

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By Teamster Power, The Teamsters These are not heady days for U.S. workers, given the shipping of tens of thousands of jobs overseas and the stagnation in wages. But those aren’t the only concerns facing working Americans. Health and safety are a major concern on the job, but increasingly...
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Groups Say EPA Can Require the Pesticide Industry to Disclose All Hazardous Ingredients to Safeguard Our Health

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By Brian Gumm, Center for Effective Government A new lawsuit is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require pesticide companies to disclose all of the hazardous ingredients each product. The case, filed by the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and...
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