U.S. Treasury Report a Gift to Wall Street, a Threat to CFPB and Everyone Else

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department came out with a report mandated by a Presidential executive order. As feared, the report is a Wall Street wish list, with a few crumbs thrown to small banks (but make no mistake, the Wall Street bankers are hiding...
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Not Normal: Coal-Industry Lawyer Is the “Moderate” Candidate for No. 2 at the Trump-Pruitt EPA

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By David Arkush, Public Citizen Today Axios reports that Andrew Wheeler, coal lobbyist and former staffer to Sen. James “Snowball” Inhofe, is no longer the front-runner for the No. 2 spot at EPA. Whew, we sure dodged a bullet there. The new leading candidate is not a coal lobbyist but—wait......
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Triclosan: Not Safe, Not Effective

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By David Andrews and Samara Geller, Environmental Working Group The time has come to wash our hands of triclosan and other unnecessary antimicrobial chemicals for good. Triclosan and other antimicrobials, added to many soaps and other everyday products – and found in the bodies of more than...
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