Saving Endangered Species Requires a Systemic, Nationwide Approach

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By Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform Yesterday, I joined four other witnesses in testifying about the Endangered Species Act (ESA) at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing. Most of the witnesses and House members who attended focused on a variety of...
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Heinzerling Calls Out Misleading Cost Claims on Environmental Regulations

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By Brian Gumm, Center for Progressive Reform Lisa Heinzerling, a Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar and Georgetown University Professor of Law, published a piece this week on The Conversation that explores the ongoing political debate over environmental regulations. In particular,...
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Finally, a Silica Rule: A Story of Industry Interference and Regulatory Delay

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists “The science is clear,” Representative Frederica Wilson asserted in a Congressional hearing on silica earlier today. Last month, the Department of Labor issued the long-awaited silica rule to protect workers from health effects of crystalline...
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Advocates to Senator Brown: Reduce Methane Leaks to Create Jobs, Protect Workers and the Environment

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By Rob McCulloch, BlueGreen Alliance and Melanie Houston, Ohio Environmental Council On April 8, labor and environmental advocates hosted Senator Brown and local union members and  elected officials for a roundtable discussion about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new methane...
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Learning Our Lesson From Deepwater Horizon

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By Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club Six years ago today, Americans witnessed the very real dangers of offshore drilling. We watched as 11 workers lost their lives when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. We watched as the spill continued for 87 days, dumping 210 million gallons of oil into the...
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Will Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Cause the Next Coal Ash Disaster?

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By Lisa Evans, Earthjustice Scientists have confirmed that deep injection of wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing causes earthquakes. Significant earthquakes have been scientifically linked to fracking in at least five states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. In...
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Universities, Inequality, and the Overtime Rule

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute The U.S. Department of Labor is about to issue a final rule that will increase the number of people entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. The rule will simply say, in effect, that if an employee...
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CPR’s Glicksman Testifies on Endangered Species Act

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By Matthew Freeman, Center for Progressive Reform Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar (and board member) Rob Glicksman is on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s subcommittee on the Interior this afternoon at 2 pm ET. The hearing will...
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