Regulation Is Not Dead Yet

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By Phil Mattera, Good Jobs First Donald Trump tries to give the impression that his crusade against business regulation is moving ahead rapidly. While several rules have been rescinded and more are threatened, it turns out that for now the enforcement systems at most agencies are functioning...
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The Safety of Coal Miners — and Every Worker in America — Is at Risk

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists Three and counting.  That’s how many coal miners have been killed on this job so far in the first two and a half months of this year. Two in West Virginia and one in Kentucky. You don’t know them, but you can be...
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No More Bumbling — Bee Cleared for Endangered Species Listing

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By Daniel Raichel, Natural Resources Defense Council There are times—even today—when law and science triumph over politics. Hard to believe, I know, but that’s exactly what happened this week when the Trump Administration backed away from its “freeze” on listing the rusty patched bumble bee as...
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Trump’s Torrent of Extremism Distracts from Major Issues like Lead Poisoning

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By Keith Rushing, Earthjustice Nearly two months of President Trump’s “shock and awe” tactics have much of the nation understandably reeling from an unprecedented onslaught of extremism. We’ve seen nationalistic chest-thumping, immigrant bashing and Islamophobia. Trump mixes his paranoid...
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Efficiency Standards & Test Procedures: No Reason for Delays

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued delay notices this week for two energy efficiency standards and three test procedures, which does nothing but create uncertainty for manufacturers and industry where there should be none. Taken...
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