Ignored Facts, Distorted Law and Today’s WOTUS Injuction

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By Dave Owen, Center for Progressive Reform Earlier today, a federal district court judge in North Dakota enjoined implementation of the new Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the United States rule).  And if ever there was a judicial opinion begging for prompt reversal, this is it. ...
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Clean Water Rule Litigation Update: Let’s All Just Take a Breath

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council If you’re following the legal fallout from the Obama Administration’s finalization of its initiative to protect critical streams and wetlands – called the Clean Water Rule – you were probably on the lookout for action this...
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Victory for Home Care Workers Bodes Well for Overtime Rule

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute After the Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations last year requiring third-party providers of home care services to pay the minimum wage and overtime to their employees, various employer groups filed suit in federal court in an attempt to have...
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Neonic Studies Highlight Need to Strengthen EPA Pollinator Rules

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By Adam Russell, Friends of the Earth A trio of recent studies, one conducted in the U.S. and the others in Europe, are highlighting some alarming facts regarding the daunting realities of neonicotinoid pesticides and their prevalence in industrial agriculture. The timing of this research...
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