Why the Food Industry Can’t Stomach Transparency on Food Labels

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists Back in May, UCS celebrated a huge victory for science-based policy and public health with the FDA’s unveiling of its revisions to the Nutrition Facts label. Among other changes, the rule will require companies to include a separate line for ‘Added...
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On the CFPB’s Fifth Birthday, Senator Warren Celebrates the Bureau’s Achievements

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By Americans for Financial Reform This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns five years old. AFR and a large number of consumer, civil rights, and community-based groups celebrated the anniversary, noting that life is better for American families and neighborhoods because...
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New Report Finds Automakers Are on Track to Meet Higher Fuel Economy Targets

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By Jason Kuruvilla, Consumers Union The Obama Administration is moving forward with plans to significantly boost the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks by 2025. Through the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program, automakers will be required to raise their fleet-wide fuel economy average...
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Six Years After Dodd–Frank, a Lot of What Occurs on Wall Street Is Nothing More Than Gambling

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By AFL-CIO, Heather Slavkin Corzo Six years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., to watch President Barack Obama sign into law the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On that day there was a hope that its passage marked the beginning of a new...
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Working Families Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Coal Mine Clean-Up

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club Over the past 30 years, coal companies have been playing fast and loose with our land, water,  and pocketbooks by using a loophole in our federal laws that allows them to issue non-binding IOUs, instead of purchasing reliable insurance, to clean up dangerous...
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Oil, Gas and Coal Law is Long Overdue Victory for Taxpayers

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By Mia Steinle, Project on Government Oversight For the first time in decades, the federal government has majorly overhauled the way it determines how much money taxpayers receive from oil, gas, and coal extracted from federal lands. In a press release from June 30, the Interior Department said...
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On Climate Change Preparation, Record of Land Management Agencies Is Mixed

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By Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman, Center for Progressive Reform Whether it’s raging wildfires in the West, catastrophic flooding in the East and Upper Midwest, or rising sea levels on the coasts, there is no question that climate change is affecting and will continue to...
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