‘Super Polluters’ Under the Microscope

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By Matthew Freeman, Center for Progressive Reform In a story published yesterday, the Center for Public Integrity takes a deep dive into the public health impact of the nation’s “super polluters,” a collection of industrial polluters that account for an outsized share of toxic air pollution and...
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Feds Latest to Expand Paid Sick Leave

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By the Teamsters The U.S. Labor Department fulfilled the wishes of President Obama this week when it instituted an executive order mandating paid sick leave for more than a million federal contractors, expanding on a movement that is attempting to bring dignity to workers nationwide. Labor...
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Analysis of Report on Alleged Clean Water “Overreach”

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire, or All Smoke and Mirrors? With much fanfare, the Republican staff of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week trumpeted its release of a “report” purporting to show that the Environmental...
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A Quarter-Million Americans Tell Automakers: Put Fuel Efficiency in the Fast Lane

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By Andrew Linhardt, Sierra Club In August 2009, the Obama Administration proposed groundbreaking fuel efficiency standards for passenger vehicles that marked a remarkable step toward reducing dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. Standing with him were 13 of the nation’s major automakers,...
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Progress on Paid Sick Leave

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By Maya Raghu, National Women’s Law Center Today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule implementing President Obama’s 2015 Executive Order requiring federal contractors to allow their employees to earn up to seven paid sick days a year.  The U.S. is one of only a few countries...
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