Freezing With Less Warming: EPA Cuts HFC Super Pollutants

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By David Doniger and Alex Hillbrand, Natural Resources Defense Council The Environmental Protection Agency took new actions this week to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the super-potent climate pollutants found in air conditioners, refrigerators, supermarket freezers, and other...
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A Victory for Equal Pay: Employer Reporting of Pay Data

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By Maya Raghu, National Women’s Law Center Today we celebrate an important new tool in the fight for equal pay announced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): annual employer reporting of pay data. Earlier this month, we learned from new Census Bureau data that the...
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Want to Prevent Another Wells Fargo? Ban Forced Arbitration

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By Amanda Werner, Americans for Financial Reform Recently, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.) suggested that it took the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) too long to find out about the bank’s misconduct. Yet Chairman Hensarling’s Financial CHOICE Act...
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Clean Power Plan Goes the Distance in Marathon Hearing

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By David Doniger, Lissa Lynch and Ben Longstreth, Natural Resources Defense Council At last, the Clean Power Plan has had its day in court. On Tuesday, 10 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard nearly seven hours of oral argument—twice the schedul...
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