Trump Just Signed a Law Ditching Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

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By Andrea Johnson, National Women’s Law Center As promised, President Trump just signed into law a bill overturning the regulations implementing Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Because who wants to be paid fairly and be safe at work?! Um . . . last I checked,...
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Congress OKs Ruthless Killing of Iconic Wildlife—What Next?

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By Nora Apter, Natural Resources Defense Council Republicans in Congress just did the unthinkable, and by all counts risked political suicide, by bringing to the Senate floor—and then passing—legislation (H.J.Res.69) that would allow egregious and inhumane “predator control” practices to be...
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EPA Chief’s Big Test: Ban Pesticide Hazardous to Kids’ Brains

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By Sonya Lunder, Environmental Working Group As one of his first major decisions as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt must rule by the end of this week on the safety of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide that can harm children’s developing brains and...
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USDA Announces That It Won’t Test Food for Roundup

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By Anna Low-Beer, U.S. PIRG Coming on the heels of newly released emails showing Monsanto pressured Environmental Protection Agency officials to declare glyphosate is not a carcinogen, the USDA’s testing of glyphosate residues in food has coincidentally been put on hold. The USDA had...
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