White House Proposal to Merge Departments of Education, Labor Carries Troubling Implications

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By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen Recently, the White House released a plan to merge the Department of Education (DoE) and the Department of Labor (DoL) into a single agency: the Department of Education and Workforce. This proposal is a component of the White House’s plan restructure the federal...
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Lowe’s, Sherwin-Williams, Home Depot Do the Right Thing

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By Shelley Poticha, Natural Resources Defense Council Three American companies have moved to protect people’s lives from a deadly chemical that the federal government has so far refused to ban from store shelves – a major victory in the fight to stop the dismantling of protections against toxic...
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Dangerous Air Alert: New Analysis Shows How the Trump Administration Could Hide the Health Risks of Bad Air Days

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists We all check the weather forecast for sun, rain, UV, allergies, and other information that might affect us as we spend more time outside in the summer. That includes alerts on bad air days, when air pollution levels are high enough to be...
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CFPB Director Nominee Just the Latest Shameless Ploy to Dismantle Consumer Protection Agency

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By Better Markets Trump’s Nomination of Permanent CFPB Director Is Nothing More Than a Shameless Ploy to Continue The Brazen Dismantling of the Nation’s Premier Consumer Protection Agency. In a move designed to attract as little attention as possible, the White House announced Saturda...
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Super Pollutants’ Supreme Test: Can EPA Stop Use of HFCs?

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC petitioned the Supreme Court today to reverse a lower court ruling that blocked EPA’s regulations limiting use of the super-potent climate pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).  We’re asking the Supreme Court to overrule a split...
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