Trump to America’s Most Vulnerable Communities: You’re on Your Own

Comment are off
By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Government-sanctioned cruelty makes for shocking images, as the events of the past few weeks demonstrate. People in wheelchairs forcibly dragged from congressional hearing rooms for protesting legislative attempts to strip them of access to...
Continue Reading

Why Forced Arbitration Matters: Uber as a Poster Child

Comment are off
By the National Employment Law Project This session, the Supreme Court will rule on an issue with huge repercussions for our most basic civil and workplace rights: Whether employers can forbid class actions and force workers into individual arbitration proceedings. The ongoing legal and ethical...
Continue Reading

CPSC Warns Consumers: Avoid Toxic Flame Retardants

Comment are off
By Daniel Rosenberg, Natural Resources Defense Council Today’s Federal Register contains a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that everyone  should read. In two pages, the CPSC warns consumers that dozens of related chemicals, called organohalogens (including the brominated...
Continue Reading

Earthjustice Wins 16-Year-Long Battle to Protect 50 Million Acres of Forests

Comment are off
By Jessica Knoblauch, Earthjustice A decades-long fight over a landmark rule protecting wild forests nationwide took another successful–and possibly final–turn last week after a U.S. district court threw out a last-ditch attack by the state of Alaska against the Roadless Rule. Adopted in the...
Continue Reading

Trump-Pruitt EPA Vets Industry Anti-Scientists for SAB

Comment are off
By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council The Pruitt-Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sweeping out the old and inviting in the new, with a fresh slew of Science Advisory Board (SAB) members. As per normal, EPA initially invited public suggestions for nominees and then...
Continue Reading

Five Reasons to Fire Chairman Pai

Comment are off
By Timothy Karr, Free Press The Senate majority is charging forward with plans to vote to reconfirm Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for another five years. Rehiring Pai to head the agency that oversees U.S. communications policies would be a boon for the phone and cable...
Continue Reading