Sham “Public” Process Accompanies EPA Rollback of Safeguards

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By Andrew Wetzler, Natural Resources Defense Council The Environmental Protection Agency just kicked off an effort to gut many of the regulations that safeguard the air we breathe and the water we drink. EPA leadership announced this push with a “public” process designed minimize as much...
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Financial Choice Act: A Cruel Choice for the CFPB & Consumers

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG This week, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (TX) tees up his so-called Financial Choice Act 2.0 (draft) with a Wednesday 26 April hearing. Some call it the Wall Street’s Choice Act or the Wrong Choice Act; I wonder if a better name would be...
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Observing Workers’ Memorial Week 2017: Pushing Back Against Trump’s Anti-Worker Agenda

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By Emily Gardner, Public Citizen Each year, our nation observes Workers’ Memorial Week to mourn those individuals who have lost their lives on the job. It also serves as an important time to amplify and expand the fight for safe jobs for all working people. Annually in the U.S., about 4,800......
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NRDC to Scott Pruitt: Stop Sham “Reg Reform” & Do Your Job

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council Later today I will deliver remarks for NRDC at the Environmental Protection Agency’s first public session―a three-hour teleconference―to get “public input” on Clean Air Act “regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or...
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