Five Big Reasons Why Speaker Ryan’s Plan is Not a “Better Way”

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists Over the past few weeks, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has announced a set of policy proposals, packaged together as “A Better Way.” Prominent in Speaker Ryan’s proposal is a call for “modernizing regulatory programs.” In...
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Our Drinking-Water Crisis Goes Far Beyond Flint

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council At least 18 million Americans are drinking tap water from water systems that have violated federal rules for lead safety, government figures show, due to widespread failures in the testing, monitoring, and enforcement of federal drinking water...
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Memo to the Next President: End the Era of Government Bashing

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By Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform The most important lessons can be the hardest to learn. Sometimes they even take a crisis. We can hope that the sorry saga of Flint, Michigan’s lead-poisoned water will be such a teachable moment for at least some of the anti-government...
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Volkswagen Reaches Agreement on Dieselgate, But Questions Remain

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, Volkswagen came to a partial consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) over the diesel deception undertaken by the company. The deal lays out a path forward for consumers who...
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SCOTUS Declines to Hear Challenge to Home Care Reform, Cementing Victory for Millions of Workers

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By Caitlin Connolly, National Employment Law Project In an order issued yesterday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case of Home Care Association of America v. Weil, closing the door on the industry’s and for-profit companies’ last-ditch attempt to prevent...
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The U.S. Senate’s Smoggy Skies Act Is Dangerous and Should Never Become Law

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By Adrian Petrou, Sierra Club On Wednesday, June 22, the polluter-backed leadership of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety held a blatantly irresponsible hearing on weakening the Clean Air Act and the EPA’s ability to issue science-based...
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