A Double Homicide on the House Floor

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By Celia Wexler, Union of Concerned Scientists I am used to the House of Representatives passing unwise bills that would make it difficult for agencies to use science to protect the environment and public health and safety. I understand that wealthy special interests are spending millions of...
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Eyewitness to Progress

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council The Clean Power Plan is the most important step the United States can take to fight climate change. I was both honored and inspired to be at the White House today when President Obama unveiled our greatest national advance ever against the...
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How Does the Clean Power Plan Measure Up?

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By Robert Verchick, Center for Progressive Reform Against intense pressure from the coal industry to tie Americans to dirty fuels forever, the Obama administration has surged forward in the battle to fight climate change. The Clean Power Plan rule, released today by the EPA, promises serious...
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Three Myths Pushed by Polluters to Avoid Improving Air Quality

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Keith Rushing, Earthjustice Just days ago, the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization representing factories and other major polluters, launched a multimillion dollar TV ad campaign aimed at keeping the EPA from strengthening federal health protections from ozone pollution....
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The Clean Power Plan is Here: What It Means for Consumers

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By Shannon Baker-Branstetter, Consumers Union After years in the making, the Clean Power Plan came out today.   It aims to reduce carbon pollution generated by power plants in order to improve public health and promote greater energy efficiency.  This plan could change the future of our...
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U.S. Clean Power Plan: Game-Changer for Curbing Climate Change

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By Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council On August 3, President Obama announced the first national limits on carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Air Act. Laid out in the Clean Power Plan, the new limits are a game-changer that will give a big boost to state...
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After 25 Years, is the Americans with Disabilities Act Protecting Workers?

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform July 26 marked the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the federal civil rights legislation that protects the rights of people with disabilities to participate in and contribute to society, including the right to...
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June & July 2015 Legislative Threats to the Endangered Species Act

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By Elly Pepper, Natural Resources Defense Council The last two months have not only been a whirlwind–they’ve also made it abundantly clear just how vulnerable the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) is from congressional threats, despite recent polling indicating that over...
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