House Tees Up VW Bailout and Other Attacks on Public Protections, Consumer Rights

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG You’ve probably heard that the House is soon planning to again repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). That bill will certainly be vetoed. But the House has other anti-consumer, anti-environmental bills scheduled for floor action this week and next. The...
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Citing Harms to Kids, Leading Scientists and Health Care Professionals Call for Ban on Dangerous Pesticide

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By Veena Singla, Natural Resources Defense Council In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a group of over 60 scientists, pediatricians, nurses and clinicians supported the proposal to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos from use on food. The signers include...
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2015 Closes with New Energy Efficiency Standards That Will Save Consumers and Businesses Billions

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council While many of us were enjoying the December holidays, the Department of Energy (DOE) was hard at work finalizing a wide variety of appliance standards. These new rules cover equipment ranging from residential ceiling fan light kits and...
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