Escaping the Zombie Riders

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By Michell McIntyre, Public Citizen It’s Halloween and the ghouls and ghosts are out raising hell. However, some flying monkeys from a variety of villains resurfaced earlier this year and have been wreaking havoc for months and will continue to do so if something isn’t done. When it comes to......
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Trump’s Halloween Trick: Tax Cuts Don’t Raise Pay, But Strong Overtime Rules Would

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By Amy Traub, Demos This Halloween, Donald Trump’s “friend of the working man” costume is getting increasingly threadbare. While the purported billionaire has long tried to masquerade as an ally of the little guy—a champion of ordinary American workers and consumers overlooked by Washington—the...
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Pruitt Purges Independent Scientists from EPA Advisory Boards

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By Christina Swanson, Natural Resources Defense Council Scott Pruitt, Trump’s head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, took more steps today to weaken the role of science for protecting the public from harmful chemicals and pollution, announcing unprecedented changes to eligibility of...
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Scott Pruitt Deals Yet Another Blow to Independent Science Advice at the EPA

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists Before September, the EPA’s Science Advisory Board was composed of 47 scientists volunteering their time as public servants to help advise the agency on issues ranging from the safety of selected chemicals to the types of models used by the agency to...
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An Analysis of OHV Recalls: Increasing Number of OHVs Pulled from Market Due to Safety Concerns

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By Consumer Federation of America A Consumer Federation of America (CFA) analysis of off highway vehicle (OHV) recalls found that in the past eight years the number of recalls has increased from two recalls in 2010 to 19 recalls in 2017. OHVs include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), recreational...
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Scott Pruitt’s EPA Just Shut the Door on Independent Scientists

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By Tyler Smith, Earthjustice The head of the Environmental Protection Agency unleashed an attack today on scientific input to the agency by removing and restricting independent scientific advisors. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt decreed that scientists who receive EPA funding for their research...
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Lawsuit Update: DOE Inaction Costs Consumers Billions

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC sued the Trump administration back in June for delaying five energy efficiency standards that would save consumers more than $11 billion on their energy bills and reduce carbon pollution by 25 million metric tons. That lawsuit marches...
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