House Launches Frenzy of Attacks on CFPB, Public Protections

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Today and tomorrow the House floor showcases a variety of special-interest backed bills designed to eliminate public protections and weaken financial reform. Action starts soon with an attempt to override the President’s veto of legislation to wipe away a new...
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Federal District Court: Feds May Not Regulate Fracking on Federal Lands

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By Hannah Wiseman, Center for Progressive Reform In a merits opinion issued on June 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Judge Skavdahl) held that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management–the agency tasked with protecting and preserving federal lands for multiple uses...
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Dear Automakers: Please Don’t Dismantle the Incredibly Successful Fuel Economy Standards

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) set joint fuel economy and global warming emissions standards for passenger vehicles out to 2025. These standards (taken together with those...
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EPA Adds Detail to the Clean Energy Incentive Program

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By Dylan Sullivan, Natural Resources Defense Council On June 16, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule for the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP), part of the Clean Power Plan that encourages states and power companies to take early action to reduce carbon...
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How Many Poisonings Before the EPA Bans Neurotoxic Pesticides?

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By Matthew Baca, Earthjustice The EPA is reviewing the health risks associated with another group of pesticides. And it has found the same thing yet again: Whenever organophosphates are sprayed in the air, they can cause both immediate and long-term health harms to farmworkers, kids and others...
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