Clearing the Air in Our National Parks

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By Janette Brimmer, Earthjustice I was thinking about the upcoming oral arguments scheduled for November 18 in the Navajo Generating Station coal plant case when I saw a news report that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy bragged about how the agency had cleaned up haze pollution in Shenandoah...
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Vanguard’s Founder: “Shareholders Have a Right to Know What We Are All Doing”

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By Rachel Curley, Public Citizen This week, the Corporate Reform Coalition released a video interview with Vanguard Group’s founder, John C. “Jack” Bogle, about his vision in 1975 to set up a different kind of mutual fund company and how he thinks companies should best serve their shareholders....
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EPA Takes On More Smog Pollution from Oil and Gas Industry

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By Meleah Geertsma, Natural Resources Defense Council In another important step towards reining in harmful air pollution from the oil and gas industry, last week EPA finalized guidelines triggering Clean Air Act requirements for states to address the sector’s contribution to ozone smog in areas...
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Will California Take a Step Backwards on Silica?

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By Worksafe In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule on exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Federal efforts to protect workers against silica date back to the Great Depression, when Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins mounted a campaign to eliminate...
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End the Exploitation of Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

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By Emily Gardner, Public Citizen All children – regardless of immigration status – deserve a safe childhood free of the toxic effects of nicotine poisoning. A recent article in The Washington Post Magazine highlights the devastating conditions on tobacco farms, where employers permit young...
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Why Lead Standards Matter

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By Hannah Chang, Earthjustice If a lead inspector came to your house and told you that your house paint was not lead-based and that your house dust isn’t a lead hazard, you’d think you and your family were definitely safe from exposure to lead in your home, right? Well, you’d...
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