Celebrating Clean Water Protections

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By Jenifer Collins, Earthjustice My childhood was spent on the water. From the time I was born until I graduated from college, I lived within walking distance of a lake or river. Growing up in Florida, I spent countless hours windsurfing and swimming in the Indian River Lagoon. In college,......
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Public Citizen Joins Elizabeth Warren in Taking on Wall Street

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By Bret Thompson, Public Citizen As improbable as it may seem, the nation’s largest banks are even larger now than they were before the 2008 financial crisis, meaning they are still a “too big to fail” risk for our economy. Income inequality is growing with hedge fund managers and corporate......
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Fixing Overtime Won’t Increase Underemployment

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By Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute The American Enterprise Institute’s Aparna Mathur wrote an article claiming that the new overtime rules finalized recently by the Department of Labor could increase underemployment. The argument does not make much sense, however. Mathur tries to add to...
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Zombie Bills: The Ongoing Congressional Attacks on Net Neutrality

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By Candace Clement, Free Press Senate Republicans’ refusal to even hold a hearing on the president’s Supreme Court nominee has gotten a lot of headlines. But it’s not the only form of dysfunction happening on Capitol Hill. Around this time every year, the appropriations committees in the House...
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Spring Cleaning’s Dirty Secret

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By Anna Guth, Earthjustice Air freshening sprays often have names like “Joyful Paradise” and “Sparkling Springs” that sound invigorating, but behind the label lurk a slew of toxic chemical ingredients. To create “natural” scents in household cleaning products, manufacturers often rely on the...
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FTC Acts to Stop Three Debt-Relief Schemes Affecting Student-Loan and Mortgage Borrowers

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By Allison Zieve, Public Citizen This week, the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida fled cases against two operations charged with running phony student loan debt relief schemes, and the FTC settled a case brought earlier this year against a operators of a debt-relief scheme. In...
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