Net Neutrality, in a Nutshell, Is a Nondiscrimination Law

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By Matt Wood, Free Press I spoke yesterday to Net Neutrality advocates and supporters who are wondering how the current legal battle over the FCC’s open-internet rules fits into the history of this issue. Here’s what I told them in what they billed as a five-minute “lightning talk” on the...
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7 Ways Congress Could Give More Leverage to Consumers and Small Businesses in the Financial Marketplace

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By Joe Valenti, Center for American Progress The financial environment remains challenging for American consumers and small businesses. In addition to questions about the future direction and independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the 143 million victims of the Equifax...
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Trump EPA’s Dirty Truck Loophole Is Deadly

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council EPA is proposing to roll back emission safeguards against sales of dirty trucks, leaving the public to cough and wheeze on more air pollution. NRDC is opposing the rollback at a public hearing on December 4th in Washington, D.C. The EPA...
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The EPA Knows Glider Trucks Are Dangerously Dirty: It’s Time to Keep Them Off the Road

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Today, I am speaking at a public hearing at EPA to push back on the agency reopening a “zombie truck” loophole. I wrote about the political motivations behind the attack on public health previously, but we now have even more information about...
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We’re Suing Pruitt for Ignoring the Law That Would Clean Up Smog

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By Seth Johnson, Earthjustice Smog isn’t just unsightly—it’s been linked to increased risk of lung disease and premature death. The EPA strengthened its smog regulations in 2015, saying the new standard would save hundreds of lives a year. But the agency also has to enforce that standard. So...
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