CPR Launches New Database on State Prosecutions of Crimes Against Workers

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform Too often, workplace injuries and deaths result from company policies and practices that encourage and reward unacceptably risky behavior under the false pretense that cutting corners is standard practice and no one will get hurt. As a result, an...
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Pruitt Rejects Advice from Independent Scientists Based on False Premises

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists This week Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to issued a new directive, following up on his speech at the Heritage Foundation, that bans scientists with EPA grants from serving on the agency’s science...
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Trick or Treating for Net Neutrality

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By Amy Kroin, Free Press FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is super-proud of his oversized Reese’s coffee cup — so Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron decided to dress up as the infamous mug during our Net Neutrality protest in Washington, D.C., on Monday morning. Activists and advocates greeted...
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EPA Chief Backs Another Pesticide Harmful to Kids

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By Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group A pesticide called dicamba has become a poster child for the arms race between ever-stronger weeds and ever-stronger weed killers. By drifting from fields of crops genetically engineered to withstand it onto unprotected neighboring fields, dicamba...
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The EPA Science Advisory Board Is Being Compromised. Here’s Why That Matters.

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists The capture of the EPA by the industries it is supposed to regulate is expected to take another step forward as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is poised to compromise the integrity of the EPA Science Advisory Board. Multiple sources inside and...
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