Trump Administration Policies Will Make Americans More Vulnerable to Toxic Floodwaters

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By David Flores, Center for Progressive Reform As the country bears witness to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, a storm unlike any other, the Trump administration’s policy of rolling back worker, emergency response, and environmental safeguards will all but ensure that victims of future...
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Ensuring Full Recovery for Greater Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears

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By Bonnie Rice, Sierra Club There is nothing like seeing a grizzly bear in the wild, in its native habitat. Like most people, I remember well each time that I’ve seen a grizzly: the heightened awareness, the awe, the appreciation. The knowledge that my reaction in the next few moments...
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States, DC Stepping Up to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

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By Chris Lindstrom, U.S. PIRG Next February, student loan borrowers in the District of Columbia will receive a new consumer protection.  The financial firms operating in the city to handle payments and provide a point of contact for the customer’s student loans must be licensed, with the...
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Court Upholds Seafood Traceability Rule

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By Molly Masterton, Natural Resources Defense Council If we want healthy oceans, we need to know more about the seafood we eat.  A lot more. That’s why we are celebrating news about the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, also known as the seafood traceability rule. This week, a federal court...
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