Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda Is an Assault on Climate-Threatened Communities

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By David Flores, Center for Progressive Reform Late last week, we shared our first take on how the Trump administration’s 2017 deregulatory agenda threatens to knock the wheels off of agency efforts to protect workers, consumers, and vulnerable populations – like children and homeless...
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Your Utility May Not Tell You About All Contaminants in Your Tap Water. EWG Will.

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By Robert Coleman, Environmental Working Group The Environmental Protection Agency requires every U.S. public water system to send its customers an annual report on the quality of their drinking water. These Consumer Confidence Reports, or CCRs, detail the utility’s compliance with the federal...
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6 Must-Ask Questions of All Nominees for the Federal Reserve System

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By Michael Madowitz, Center for American Progress This week, the Trump administration’s first Federal Reserve nominee, Randal Quarles, is being vetted by the U.S. Congress. Since the Great Recession, the Fed has been one of the most important institutions in helping the economy recover and...
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California County Agency Caught Colluding with Polluters

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By Keith Rushing, Earthjustice A train transports oil across California’s Central Valley, headed towards the Bakersfield Crude Terminal in Kern County. ELIZABETH FORSYTH / EARTHJUSTICE A California appellate court has rejected a permit critical to a crude-by-rail terminal in Bakersfield,...
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