3.2 Million Women to Receive Salary Increases Under New Overtime Proposal

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By Charity Jackson, AFL-CIO Today, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), in coordination with MomsRising, released a new report that reveals working women will be benefit hugely from the newly proposed overtime changes, with 3.2 million women receiving salary increases. Some 36% of...
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Understanding the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council The Clean Power Plan announced by President Obama on August 3rd sets the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest source of the pollution driving dangerous climate change. We are already seeing the...
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Defending the Bullies

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By Bartlett Naylor, Public Citizen On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-2 in favor of a final rule requiring public companies to disclose CEO pay as a multiple of the median-paid employee. The rule was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...
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Industry Attacks Research Showing Risks from Pesticide Exposure

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By Brian Gumm, Center for Effective Government Earlier this year, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer dropped a bombshell when it concluded the active ingredient in Roundup, a popular weed killer, probably causes cancer. Monsanto, which manufactures...
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The Clean Power Plan: A Victory for Public Health, the Environment, and Democracy

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By Ronald White and Daniel D’Arcy, Center for Effective Government On Aug. 3 President Obama unveiled the final version of the long-awaited Clean Power Plan calling it “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.” The plan will reduce U.S. carbon dioxide...
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EPA Expands the Role of Renewable Energy in the Final Clean Power Plan

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By Jeff Deyette, Union of Concerned Scientists On August 3, the EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan, placing limits on carbon emissions from our nation’s power plants for the first time. Undervalued as carbon-curbing technologies in the proposed draft, the EPA took several steps to strengthen...
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Broken System: The Current State of Pesticides Regulations in 30 Minutes

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By Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice Watch dogging the pesticide industry is laborious, important work.  Patti Goldman, managing attorney of Earthjustice’s Northwest office has been at it for nearly three decades.  In a recent radio show appearance (below), she deftly explains the challenges of...
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Energy Efficiency: Still the Building Block for Cost-Effective Clean Power Plan Compliance

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By Dylan Sullivan, Natural Resources Defense Council Increasing efforts to save energy in homes and businesses will be critical for power plant owners and states that want to comply with the landmark Clean Power Plan in a cost-effective manner. In earlier analysis, NRDC found that ramping up...
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Why the SEC’s CEO Pay Rule Matters

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By Lenore Palladino, Demos Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally approved a rule mandating that public companies regularly reveal the compensation gap between their chief executives and the rest of their workforce. Once the first data points from the rule are available in...
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Fact vs. Fiction: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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By the League of Conservation Voters The Obama Administration recently unveiled their historic Clean Power Plan, our country’s first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.  The final plan sets state targets that collectively add up to a 32% reduction in carbon...
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Cost of EPA’s Climate Plan? Minor Compared to the Benefits

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By John Rogers, Union of Concerned Scientists The first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants have just become final. That’s great news for finally getting a grip on carbon from the U.S. power sector. But what’s it going to cost us? The good news is that cutting......
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Great Appreciation for the Clean Power Plan

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By Pete Altman, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate leadership, has been welcomed by an outpouring of support from a broad and diverse range of voices all across the...
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