Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda Is an Assault on Climate-Threatened Communities

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By David Flores, Center for Progressive Reform Late last week, we shared our first take on how the Trump administration’s 2017 deregulatory agenda threatens to knock the wheels off of agency efforts to protect workers, consumers, and vulnerable populations – like children and homeless...
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Your Utility May Not Tell You About All Contaminants in Your Tap Water. EWG Will.

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By Robert Coleman, Environmental Working Group The Environmental Protection Agency requires every U.S. public water system to send its customers an annual report on the quality of their drinking water. These Consumer Confidence Reports, or CCRs, detail the utility’s compliance with the federal...
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6 Must-Ask Questions of All Nominees for the Federal Reserve System

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By Michael Madowitz, Center for American Progress This week, the Trump administration’s first Federal Reserve nominee, Randal Quarles, is being vetted by the U.S. Congress. Since the Great Recession, the Fed has been one of the most important institutions in helping the economy recover and...
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California County Agency Caught Colluding with Polluters

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By Keith Rushing, Earthjustice A train transports oil across California’s Central Valley, headed towards the Bakersfield Crude Terminal in Kern County. ELIZABETH FORSYTH / EARTHJUSTICE A California appellate court has rejected a permit critical to a crude-by-rail terminal in Bakersfield,...
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Trump Moves to Kill Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

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By the National Resources Defense Council The Obama-era regulations were focused on protecting water supplies. Fracking on public lands in WyomingWildEarth Guardians Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officially proposed doing away with rules that would protect water supplies and...
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The Trump Administration Is Trying to Roll Back Overtime Protections for Millions of Working People

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By Kate Miceli and Julie Vogtman, National Women’s Law Center Yesterday the Department of Labor released a “request for information” (RFI) regarding an Obama Administration regulation expanding access to overtime to millions of hardworking Americans. This RFI, soliciting a new round of...
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Trump’s Unified Agenda: Sending to the Energy Sector Back to the Dark Ages

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By Hannah Wiseman, Center for Progressive Reform President Trump’s first Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, released last week, aims to cut regulations across the board, but the broad swath of energy programs and regulations under the ax is particularly notable. The...
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Is OSHA Out of the Worker Protection Business?

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform When President Trump released his spring Unified Agenda last week, he made it abundantly clear that he has no interest in protecting workers from occupational injuries and diseases. The White House released the agenda amid what it called “Made in...
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Six Months Into the Trump Administration: Science and Public Health Under Siege

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists My colleagues at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) have released a report on how science—and public health—have been sidelined during the first six months of the Trump administration. The report documents a deliberate and familiar set of...
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Spring Regulatory Agenda Puts Corporations First

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By Marni von Wilpert and Samantha Sanders, Economy Policy Institute President Trump’s spring regulatory agenda throws out hard-fought protections for workers The administration released its spring regulatory agenda this week. Its proposals to rescind regulations that protect workers’ safety,...
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The CFPB Turns Six (and Ten)

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is marking a double birthday. As an institution, it turns six this week. As an idea, it goes back ten years – to the summer of 2007 and an article by a little-known expert on bankruptcy and household...
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Some Good News Out of Washington: The CFPB Cracks Down on “Ripoff Clauses”

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By Alliance for Justice For most of 2017, the Trump Administration and its allies have been waging war on the rights of everyday Americans. The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and he has already proven himself to be an extreme conservative. The House of Representatives has...
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