The Irony of the Sixth Circuit’s Clean Water Rule Stay

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By Dave Owen, Center for Progressive Reform Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of implementation of the new Army Corps/EPA Clean Water Rule.  This sounds like a very big deal, and the state plaintiffs who won the stay will no doubt...
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Cooling With Less Warming: White House Leads Push on HFCs

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By David Doniger and Alex Hillbrand , Natural Resources Defense Council The push to replace the super climate pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) gained more momentum at the White House today, with new HFC-reducing actions announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, other...
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Too Little and Far Too Late – EPA Finally Releases a Disappointing eReporting Rule

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By Evan Isaacson, Center for Progressive Reform Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a long overdue rule that was designed, according to EPA’s description, to move the agency “into the 21st Century.” Since many of the rules’ provisions still will not be in effect more than...
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Wage & Hour Protections for Home Care Workers Take Effect

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By Caitlin Connolly, National Employment Law Project Tuesday, October 13, 2015, marks a historic day for our nation’s two-million-plus home care workers: after decades of being excluded from federal minimum wage and overtime protections, home care workers are now finally covered by these laws...
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