Identity Theft, Fraud Statistics Give Consumers No Cause to Celebrate

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By Susan Grant, Consumer Federation of America Last week was National Consumer Protection Week, but when it comes to fraud and identity theft, consumers don’t have much to celebrate. Statistics recently released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a private consulting company, Javelin...
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NRDC Fights Another Pruitt Rollback of Smog and Methane Curbs

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By Mark Szybist, Natural Resources Defense Council In yet another step to dismantle critical protections for our air and climate, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to withdraw the EPA’s guideline for states to reduce smog-forming air pollution from oil and gas production, processing,...
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Blowing the Whistle on Workplace Hazards

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform Workers have the right to speak up about health and safety hazards they encounter on the job. And they should be able to feel comfortable coming forward with their concerns without having to worry that they will be fired, demoted, or in some...
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EPW’s New Bill of Old Attacks

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By Scott Slesinger and Brian Siu, Natural Resources Defense Council Why are members of the Senate planning to weaken environmental protections? In a prelude to voting on anti-environmental legislation, Senator Barrasso, chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will hold a...
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Legislation from DeLauro and Clark Would Strengthen Protections for Tipped Workers

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By the AFL-CIO As we reported in January, President Donald Trump’s Department of Labor is proposing a rule change that would mean restaurant servers and bartenders could lose a large portion of their earnings. The rule would overturn one put in place by the Barack Obama administration,...
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A New Flood Protection Standard for the US’ Flooding Problem

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By Joel Scata, Natural Resources Defense Council America has a flooding problem. In 2017, the federal government declared 44 major disaster events that involved flooding and hurricanes, surpassing 2016, in which 36 major flood-related or hurricanes disasters were declared. Adoption of a flood...
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