Weakening Fuel Efficiency Standards Is Bad Deal for America

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By Roland Hwang, Natural Resources Defense Council U.S. automaker CEO’s apparently lobbied President Trump to weaken strong fuel economy standards during a White House summit last week. But moving backward on fuel economy standards would be bad deal for America. It would not just threaten our...
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Trump’s Latest Executive Order: Scrap Two Regs for the Price of One

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By Amy Sinden, Center for Progressive Reform Remember how Donald Trump bragged he was going to run the country like a business? Imagine if before Trump could open a new casino, he was bound by a rule to close two existing casinos, and the costs of the new casino couldn’t...
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America’s CEO

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By David Brodwin, American Sustainable Business Council President-elect Donald Trump tells us that he’ll bring his vast business leadership experience to the White House. He promises to use the same techniques that make a business great to make America great. As he takes the oath of...
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Thank a Government Scientist Today. Their Work—and Our Health and Safety—Is Under Attack

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Today President Trump signed an executive order mandating that for any new rule issued from an agency, two would have to be revoked. Such a proposal is absurd, illogical, and threatening to our public health and safety. Last week, the Trump...
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America Needs the CFPB Now More Than Ever

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By Sally Greenberg, National Consumers League Given the multiple fusillades the week-old Trump Administration has lobbed at civil liberties, the environment, and abortion rights, the attack on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) might seem rather minor. But nothing could be further...
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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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By Matt Shudtz, Center for Progressive Reform As long as Donald Trump is in the White House, progressives should harbor no delusions that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is going to be a wool-socks-in-Birkenstocks tree hugger. Scott Pruitt is certainly no such...
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A Scott Pruitt Appointment Means More Mercury in Our Fish

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By James Pew, Earthjustice Late last year, Scientific American reported some good news. After rising relentlessly for years, the level of mercury contamination in Atlantic bluefin tuna has started to drop. Why does this matter? When tuna eat prey animals packed full of mercury from the polluted...
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President Trump Just Put Your Child’s Safety at Risk

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists My guess is that most parents are far too busy to be following what President Trump did yesterday with the stroke of a pen. But his hot-off-the press Executive Order (EO) has serious and long-term implications for keeping your infants and toddlers...
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Congressional Vote Threatens Paychecks and Workplace Safety for Millions of Federal Contractors

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By David Madland and Karla Walter, Center for American Progress Congress is set to take the first steps today to block, through a resolution of disapproval, the final regulations of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama. This seemingly minor action...
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