Most States Well on the Path to Comply with Final Clean Power Plan

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By Jeremy Richardson, Union of Concerned Scientists On August 3, President Obama announced the release of the final Clean Power Plan (CPP), setting the first ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Today, UCS is releasing an updated version of our States of Progress...
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(Corporate) America’s Embarrassing Income Gap

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By Omar Twefik, AFSCME In yet another sign that rising income inequality is unsettling our nation, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that starting in 2017 most publicly traded companies must identify and disclose how much CEOs make relative to the median salary (middle...
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Senate Bill Would Make It Harder to Protect Lakes and Rivers from Pesticides — Without Any Hearings

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By Brian Gumm, Center for Effective Government Before leaving for Congress’ traditional August recess, Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee rammed through a bill that would make it harder to protect our lakes, rivers, and streams from pesticide pollution. The...
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How News Outlets Factchecked the U.S. Chamber’s Flawed Clean Power Plan Numbers

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By Aaron Huertas, Union of Concerned Scientists What should journalists do when powerful institutions and politicians mangle and manipulate information about climate and energy issues? One of our intrepid researchers took a look at a particularly notorious example: last year’s U.S. Chamber of...
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Remembering Day Davis and Standing Up for Temp Workers

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By the National Council for Occupational Health and Safety At 3 p.m. on August 16, 2012, Duquan “Day” Davis reported to work at a Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Florida. It was his first day on the job, on assignment for Remedy Intelligent Staffing, a temporary employment agency. For...
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The Clean Power Plan and Environmental Justice: Part One

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By Alice Kaswan, Center for Progressive Reform Though directed at greenhouse gases, the Clean Power Plan, by controlling existing fossil-fuel power plants, will have important implications for associated co-pollutants, many of which continue to be emitted at unhealthy levels notwithstanding...
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