An Unprecedented Attack on Your Clean Water

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By Amy Souers Kober, American Rivers Saturday, May 27th marks the second anniversary for the Clean Water Rule advanced by the Obama Administration which took a vital step towards safeguarding our nation’s clean water supply. Unfortunately, right now the Trump Administration is working to repeal...
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Michigan, Missouri Support Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council New polling shows that any effort to weaken successful clean car standards would be unpopular in car country. Residents of Michigan and Missouri support strong federal standards that require large improvements in the fuel economy of new cars...
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New Amicus Supports Challenge to Trump’s ‘Two-for-One’ Order

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Yesterday, ten distinguished law professors, all of them CPR Member Scholars writing in their individual capacities, filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the...
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NRDC Demands Trump Administration Regulate “Bomb Trains”

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By Kimberly Ong, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, along with over 40 environmental and community groups, is pushing the Trump Administration to protect the 25 million Americans living near train tracks by regulating crude-by-rail trains. Currently, there is no limit to the explosiveness...
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Lamar Smith and Selective Transparency: Why I’ll Be Livetweeting the EPA Scientific Integrity Stakeholder Meeting

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists For the past few years, the Environmental Protection Agency has held a meeting with outside groups to discuss its annual scientific integrity report. All kinds of organizations have attended in the past, from the American Chemistry Council...
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Clean Car and Fuel Economy Standards Are Good for Jobs

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council There are 288,000 American workers building technologies that reduce pollution from cars and trucks, and improve their gas mileage. A new report, “Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies” by...
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FCC Chairman Pai Doesn’t Know How to Measure Investment

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By Dana Floberg, Free Press FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is trying to gut Net Neutrality protections at the agency by claiming they’ve stifled broadband investment. Last week, Free Press released the comprehensive report It’s Working: How the Internet Access and Online Video Markets Are Thriving in...
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EIA Analysis: Fuel Economy Improvements to Cut U.S. Gasoline Consumption by 25% by 2040

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By Jason Kuruvilla, Consumers Union The Energy Information Administration is out with its latest fuel use projection and finds that if automakers meet the 2025 fuel economy standards, overall fuel consumption will decline significantly, even as more cars are on the road and miles traveled per...
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American Workers Lose $1.2 Billion in 2017 Due to Delay in Update of Overtime Rules

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute One year ago, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule to update the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules. The old rules—written by the Bush administration in 2004—have a loophole that leaves millions of salaried employees without the...
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Congress: To Poison Our Water With Pesticides or Not

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By Mae Wu, Natural Resources Defense Council Pesticide manufacturers are back in Congress, using misinformation to try to roll back important environmental protections for our lakes, rivers, and streams. Using a combination of imagined hardships and misinterpretation of the law, pesticide...
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Good News for Retirement Savers—The Fiduciary Rule Will Become Applicable June 9th

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By Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute Every year, retirement savers lose $17 billion because they receive bad advice from financial advisers—like being steered into investments that provide larger payments to the adviser but lower returns for the saver. Currently, that fleecing of...
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Dangerous Dyes: Let’s Get Lead Out of Our Hair

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By Tyler Smith, Earthjustice Dads, you wouldn’t knowingly bring poison into your home, and you certainly wouldn’t expose your kids. But you may not realize that if you use at-home hair dyes like Grecian Formula, whenever your children play with your hair, they could be getting a harmful hit...
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