Why the Wells Fargo Scandal Shows the Need to End Forced Arbitration

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By Aaron Jordan, Alliance for Justice Another day, another scandal at the big banks. Since the financial crisis, banks like Barclays and UBS have been caught manipulating interest rates; J.P. Morgan has reluctantly handed over billions for its association with Bernie Madoff, illegal hiring...
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The Clean Power Plan Will Save Lives and Money

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By Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council Next week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in the polluter-backed case challenging the most significant step our country has taken to address climate change: the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan...
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The Federal Government Wants to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: Here’s What You Need To Know

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By Josh Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a 112 page guidance policy aimed at guiding the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the United States. This is a big deal because AVs are coming to a driveway near you—sooner than you...
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Good Gas Mileage Doesn’t Kill

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By Sean Doyle, U.S. PIRG Last week, the Washington Times wrote an alarming editorial claiming that more Americans are dying on the nation’s roadways due to better fuel economy standards for vehicles – a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s efforts to combat transportation-related...
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To Fight Warming, Ban Arctic and Atlantic Offshore Drilling

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By Niel Lawrence, Natural Resources Defense Council Seven of the country’s top environmental leaders have just called on President Obama to put a permanent ban in place, forever ending the threat of Arctic and Atlantic offshore drilling. Ranging from the Sierra Club’s Mike Brune and NextGen’s...
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