Attacks on EPA, Environment Prompt Outcry at Town Halls

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By Pete Altman, Natural Resources Defense Council President Donald Trump plans to beef up military spending by draining the budgets of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal departments, according to the New York Times. But if last week’s town hall meetings are any...
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Labor Secretary 101: Why It Matters

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By Danielle Corley and Jocelyn Frye, Center for American Progress The Senate will soon hold a confirmation hearing for R. Alexander Acosta to serve as the secretary of labor, after President Donald Trump’s first pick, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination amid intense scrutiny of...
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Environment Under Attack as Trump Addresses Congress

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council The president has launched a senseless assault on decades of hard-won protections for our water, air, and health. Manatee Springs State Park, Florida Michael Warren/iStock In his 1970 State of the Union Address, President Richard Nixon called the...
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Congress Wants Land Agency to Ignore the Facts and Future

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By Robert Glicksman and Alejandro Camacho, Center for Progressive Reform Imagine you come across a colleague sitting at his desk amid piles of yellowed papers. When you ask what he is working on, he says it’s his annual family budget. “What’s with all the old papers?”...
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Republicans Seeking Regulatory Reform Threaten Public Health and Environmental Protection

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By Nisma Gabobe, Public Citizen At a recent U.S. Senate hearing, Republican members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee argued in favor of eliminating important public health safeguards under the auspices of supporting small business owners and working families, supposedly...
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NRDC Sues EPA to Hold Stormwater Polluters Accountable

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By Becky Hammer, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC filed two lawsuits this week against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act against stormwater polluters in the Baltimore and Los Angeles areas. Privately-owned commercial, industrial, and...
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Incompetent Corporate Managers: Raise Your Hands

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By Bartlett Naylor, Public Citizen On Feb. 6, Michael Piwowar, acting chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), invited corporate managers to file public comments noting any troubles they’re having complying with a new rule. This rule, mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street...
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