An Easy Case: Why a Federal Appeals Court Should Reject a Constitutional Challenge to the CFPB

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By Brian Simmonds Marshall, Americans for Financial Reform The Dodd-Frank Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to invigorate consumer financial protection by consolidating responsibility for those laws’ interpretation and enforcement in a single agency. Even before the...
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Porter Ranch Gas Leak Mitigation Program Shows Hints of EPA NextGen Strategies

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By Evan Isaccson, Center for Progressive Reform Last month, the California Air Resources Board released a draft Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Climate Impacts Mitigation Program. The program comes in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s January 6 proclamation that Southern California Gas be held...
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Cracks Down on Phony Student Loan Assistance Scams

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By Sally Greenberg, National Consumers League In the aftermath of the subprime loan crash of 2008, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. With that Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who was a law professor at the time,...
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Breaking the Cycle: Moving from Chemicals to Cover Crops

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By Peter Lehner, Earthjustice When we enter into legal battles against the chemical industry, we know we are the underdogs. We fight for the underrepresented—farmworkers and children—against an entrenched industry with far greater wealth, power and influence. Despite the odds stacked against...
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