Sonny Perdue’s USDA Is in Bed with Big Pork. That’s Really Bad for Everyone Else.

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By Karen Perry Stillerman, Union of Concerned Scientists In his first year running the US Department of Agriculture, Secretary Sonny Perdue has displayed a curious tendency to say things he really shouldn’t. The most recent example is his striking off-the-cuff comment about a big court judgment...
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Accounting for Avarice

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By Bartlett Naylor, Public Citizen Since perverse pay incentives led to reckless, fraudulent banking that caused the 2008 financial crash, Congress approved a package of compensation reforms as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. One of these requires...
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Bipartisan Outrage as EPA, White House Try to Cover Up Chemical Health Assessment

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists Citing a potential “public relations nightmare,” the Trump administration successfully stopped the publication of a study measuring the health effects of a group of hazardous chemicals found in drinking water and household products throughout...
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The U.S. Must Ban Asbestos – With No Exemption

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By Linda Reinstein, Environmental Working Group Fifty-five nations have banned all uses of asbestos. Shockingly, the U.S. isn’t one of them. The nation’s new toxics law gives the Environmental Protection Agency the power to completely ban the notorious killer, but the chemical industry is...
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Public Citizen Urges the Senate to Vote Against Corporate Lawyer to Join Product Safety Agency

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By Bret Thompson, Public Citizen It may seem counterintuitive to appoint an individual to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) who was spent her professional career defending corporations against consumer safety complaints. Yet, this is exactly what President Donald Trump has done...
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