How the CFPB Helps Protect Older Americans

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By Elizabeth Ridlington, U.S. PIRG In the 1990s, my grandmother lost $60,000 to a financial scammer who took advantage of her age and vulnerability. A lucky, and perhaps illegal, phone call from her bank flagged the problem to the family. Today, thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection...
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Trump Wants to Weaken Clean Air Protections, But He Will Fail

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By Andrea Issod, Sierra Club Last week, Trump’s EPA convinced the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to put a hold on a case brought by industrial polluters and their state allies that challenged a 2015 Clean Air Act rule eliminating “startup, shutdown, or malfunction” (SSM) loopholes that allow...
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Internet Users Score Another Victory in Court

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By Gaurav Laroia, Free Press Internet users and Net Neutrality advocates won again in court this week. A majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit refused to grant a motion, filed by the ISPs suing to overturn the FCC rules, that asked the court to reexamine...
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Please Stand Up for Clean Water Now!

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council The Environmental Protection Agency implements the Clean Water Act, the Nation’s primary tool to prevent pollution of our waterways and to clean up ones that are too polluted. Consequently, those of us who swim, fish, drink water, or use products...
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Don’t Believe Pai’s Lies

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By Dana Floberg, Free Press Earlier today, Politico reviewed Ajit Pai’s first 100 days as Trump’s FCC chairman. While the piece noted Pai’s disturbing drive to slash crucial internet protections — including Net Neutrality — it also gave credence to his preferred excuse for this deregulatory...
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The Regulatory Accountability Act Would Severely Threaten TSCA Implementation

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By Richard Denison, Environmental Defense Fund Last week, as anticipated, Senator Rob Portman introduced his updated Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA).  Sens. Hatch, Heitcamp and Manchin cosponsored the bill. While it’s new, it can’t be said it’s improved.  Some problems raised with Sen....
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