Congress Just Fixed TSCA – Yet Is Now Gearing Up to Re-Impose the Worst Flaws of the Old Law Across the Entire Federal Government

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By Richard Denison, Environmental Defense Fund I noted in a recent post EDF’s grave concerns about the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), which passed the House on January 11.  A shorter but still very concerning version of it may soon be introduced in the Senate, modeled on last Congress’...
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Questions for the Potential Next Sheriff of Wall Street

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By Andy Green, Andrew Schwartz, and Gregg Gelzinis, Center for American Progress The movie image is iconic: The Wall Street wrongdoer, whose fraud was uncovered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, is hauled off to face the music. Despite being only a civil enforcement...
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Congress Kills BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule

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By Bobby McEnaney, Natural Resources Defense Council In its march to turn the clock back, the Senate passed legislation today repealing an effort by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to improve the management of the broad array of ecological and economic resources found on the 247 million...
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A Dishonest Proposal: The House Science Committee Resurrects EPA Secret Science Nonsense in the HONEST Act

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists This week, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Lamar Smith will officially mark up a new (but not really improved) version of his long championed but always nonsensical Secret Science Act. Now rebranded as the...
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