Why We Need a Strong CFPB, in 5 Numbers

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By Joe Valenti, Center for American Progress In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the U.S. Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The CFPB is the first federal agency with the...
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Broad Opposition to Trump’s EPA Pick, “Polluting Pruitt”

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By Pete Altman, Natural Resources Defense Council Opposition to Donald Trump’s pick for US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pouring into Congress from a wide range of organizations representing a millions of Americans with diverse interests. Why is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt...
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Two Surprising Facts About NOAA

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By Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists This week the US Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation holds the nomination hearing of Wilbur Ross for Secretary of the Department of Commerce. If confirmed, Ross will take the helm of the department that has a critical...
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Scott Pruitt Sides with Polluters to Overturn Power Plant Carbon Pollution Limits

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By Natural Resources Defense Council Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to be EPA Administrator, has fought for years to prevent EPA from limiting the carbon pollution from power plants that is driving dangerous climate change. EPA’s Clean Power Plan establishes the...
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What You Need to Know About Scott Pruitt

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By Sierra Club Today, Scott Pruitt will go before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for his confirmation hearing — and we’re likely to hear more on why he is the most unfit and dangerous person ever tapped to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Here’s what you...
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Will Perry Try to Undo Big Years of Clean Energy Progress?

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By Elizabeth Noll, Natural Resources Defense Council When Rick Perry faces his Senate confirmation hearing tomorrow, the former Texas governor’s  goal will be to convince all of us that he’s up to the task of running the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). America has enjoyed years of incredible...
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The Scott Pruitt Nomination: Bad for the Environment, Bad for our Future

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By Trip Van Noppen, Earthjustice Never before has a person been nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency whose record is as antithetical to the agency’s mission as that of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. That’s why Earthjustice is standing alongside hundreds of other groups...
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