How Pruitt Listens: Removing Clean Power Plan Web Resources Undermines Public Engagement

Comment are off
By Toly Rinberg and Andrew Bergman, Union of Concerned Scientists On Monday, Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced his long awaited formal proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the defining regulation in President Barack Obama’s battle against climate...
Continue Reading

FCC Chairman Pai Should Condemn Trump’s Attacks on Free Speech

Comment are off
By Jessica González, Free Press At 10 months into Donald Trump’s presidency, he’s already in the running as the worst president in history: a bombastic fool with a loose grip on reality and an even looser grasp of the Constitution; a dangerous demagogue who uplifts White supremacists; a...
Continue Reading

CPP Repeal Would Burden Families With Cost of Dirty Energy

Comment are off
By Khalil Shahyd, Natural Resources Defense Council Some of the most significant benefits of the Clean Power Plan, which the Trump Administration is now proposing to repeal, are to low-income Americans—those most likely to suffer most from climate change. The CPP set the nation’s first-ever...
Continue Reading

House Bill Attacking Joint Employment Would Leave Contract Workers Vulnerable

Comment are off
By the National Employment Law Project Last week, House Republicans sent a bill to the floor that, if passed, would leave our nation’s outsourced and contracted workers—a growing and often vulnerable segment of the workforce—even more open to corporate wrongdoing. By repealing a 2015 National...
Continue Reading

Pruitt Puts Coal Before Children

Comment are off
By Derrick Jackson, Union of Concerned Scientists In announcing his abandonment of the Clean Power Plan, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt boasted, “The war on coal is over.” That means the war on children has begun. The irony is particularly cruel because a draf...
Continue Reading

Two Dedicated Activists Provide Crucial Support for Team Internet

Comment are off
By Saurav Sarkar, Free Press Team Internet is a network of volunteers combining people power with technology to mobilize people across the country to pressure their lawmakers to stand up for Net Neutrality. Free Press Action Fund, Demand Progress and Fight for the Future launched the project in...
Continue Reading

After Five Years of Cleaner Cars, EPA Must Tighten Standards

Comment are off
By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council A happy anniversary is coming up: This Sunday, October 15, will mark five years since the latest clean car and fuel economy standards were adopted. Since then, carbon pollution from new cars has been reduced by 195 million metric tons and...
Continue Reading