Regulatory Foes Try to Seize the Day

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By Laura Peterson, Project on Government Oversight The Administrative Procedure Act has thwarted many of the Trump Administration’s attempts to roll back regulations without sufficient public input. This law has been a longtime target of antiregulatory crusaders, and many of them believe this...
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Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform On Saturday, April 28, CPR will observe Workers’ Memorial Day by remembering fallen workers whose lives were taken from this world too soon and by renewing our pledge to fight for all working people. Every day in this country, 14 workers leave...
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Will Flawed CFPB Wells Fargo Consent Order Be Reopened to Help Victims?

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Questions are being raised. Will the ballyhooed $1 Billion CFPB settlement with Wells Fargo be reopened because it clearly favors the wrongdoer at the expense of the victims? The $1 Billion settlement represents the total of two $500 Million consent decrees...
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Scott Pruitt’s Culture of Corruption Will Cost Americans Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Per Year

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By Sally Hardin, Center for American Progress Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s wasteful spending violated federal law, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Specifically, Pruitt’s decision to install a $43,000 secure, soundproof...
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Scott Pruitt’s Sly Plan to Censor Science

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council It’s no secret that Scott Pruitt wants to undermine science at the Environmental Protection Agency. His proposal this week, which I like to call the Censoring Science Rule, is just his latest attack on sound science, one that will reward...
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A List of Scientific Organizations That Have Supported and Opposed Limiting What Research EPA Can Use to Make Decisions

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists The EPA today will announce a politically-motivated draft policy to restrict the use of science in agency decisions. The draft policy is based on legislation that has died in Congress for several years. The mainstream scientific and academic...
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Wild Areas In Largest National Forest Under Attack

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By Steve Blackledge, Environment America In the United States, we know and love our national parks. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains — the list goes on. Our national forests, while not household names, also hold a special place in our imagination. As evidence, a...
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Hundreds of Leading Scientists Stand Up for Science Integrity and Plead for Climate Action

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By Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists Scientists have been justifiably alarmed since the early days of the Trump administration.  Many have voiced concerns on the removal of climate change information from websites, disregard of science on pesticides and air quality and more.  Enter...
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LCV Advocates to Keep Coal Ash Safeguards Intact

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By Madeleine Foote, League of Conservation Voters Under Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to roll back important safeguards that guide the cleanup and disposal of coal ash, and today the EPA held a public hearing on this misguided proposal. LCV...
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Monsanto Bullies EPA on Glyphosate Ruling

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By Violet Batcha, Environmental Working Group The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input on the health impacts of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. But despite mounting evidence, the EPA continues to ignore glyphosate’s hazards, and it looks...
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