Why the SEC’s CEO Pay Rule Matters

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By Lenore Palladino, Demos Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally approved a rule mandating that public companies regularly reveal the compensation gap between their chief executives and the rest of their workforce. Once the first data points from the rule are available in...
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Fact vs. Fiction: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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By the League of Conservation Voters The Obama Administration recently unveiled their historic Clean Power Plan, our country’s first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.  The final plan sets state targets that collectively add up to a 32% reduction in carbon...
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Cost of EPA’s Climate Plan? Minor Compared to the Benefits

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By John Rogers, Union of Concerned Scientists The first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants have just become final. That’s great news for finally getting a grip on carbon from the U.S. power sector. But what’s it going to cost us? The good news is that cutting......
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Great Appreciation for the Clean Power Plan

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By Pete Altman, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate leadership, has been welcomed by an outpouring of support from a broad and diverse range of voices all across the...
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Safety Groups to Obama: Save Silica Rule – and Say “No” to Harmful Budget Cuts

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By the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health The U.S. Congress is attacking the safety of American workers – and workers are fighting back. Budget bills approved earlier this year by the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees would severely cut funding for the...
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New Rule to Boost Efficiency of Rechargeable Products

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By Pierre Delforge, Natural Resources Defense Council A long-awaited revised proposal for energy efficiency standards for the millions of products with rechargeable batteries sold annually in the United States — which include everything from cell phones and power tools, to laptops and...
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Final Clean Power Plan Takes Key Steps to Ensure Reliable Electricity. Now What?

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By Mike Jacobs, Union of Concerned Scientists In the past year, utility organizations went to the microphones to call out the EPA for making the draft Clean Power Plan without adequate time or attention on grid reliability. There were numerous reports prepared by utility planners raising alarms...
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