The SBA Office of Advocacy . . . Taxpayer Funded Lobbyist for Berkshire Hathaway?

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform When it commenced on June 1, OIRA’s review of the EPA’s draft final rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants launched a flurry of lobbying activity among a veritable who’s who of America’s largest fossil fuel polluters....
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Recent Spills Give More Reason to Move Beyond Oil

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By Franz Matzner, Natural Resources Defense Council Big Oil has dealt North America a battering this month as we’ve seen spill after spill hit the headlines. Label it negligence or an inevitable reality of oil production, the impact is the same: oil and its byproducts are being dumped...
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Now the Senate’s Trying to Torpedo Net Neutrality

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By Candace Clement, Free Press No member of Congress should be allowed to dismantle good public policy by sneaking language into funding bills. But that’s exactly what’s been happening in the latest attack on Net Neutrality. This “legislation by appropriation” tactic is a convenient way for the...
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Protecting Streams from Coal Mining

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By Christopher Williams, American Rivers The origins of rivers are small unnamed networks of wetlands and waterways that come together above and below ground as they flow downstream eventually forming your favorite streams and creeks. The health of these small streams and wetlands is critical...
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#BumpDay: Ensuring Healthy Pregnancies by Fighting Big Coal’s Mercury Pollution

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club My daughter Hazel is five-years-old now and about to start kindergarten this fall. I’ve loved watching her become the smart, adventurous, and loving little girl she is today. She’s a tough kid, but I know I’ll worry about her even when...
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