Watching Wheeler: 9 Critical Actions the New EPA Chief Should Take

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists The people’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a new leader. Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler took the helm of the agency on July 9 following the resignation of Scott Pruitt. And now Wheeler has the opportunity to move past his...
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USDA Helps High Frequency Traders Now; Promises Help for Farmers Later

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By the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy With an eye on the U.S. elections in November, rural members of Congress are waiting anxiously for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to produce a plan to compensate farmers and ranchers for falling commodity prices and...
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A Dark Veil

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 By the AFL-CIO The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded the Department of Labor’s “persuader rule” requiring companies to disclose any consultants or lawyers contracted for anti-union persuasion efforts. The most recent in a series of anti-worker regulatory rollbacks, the decision has...
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If Confirmed to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh Would Threaten the Environment

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By Malina Julia, People for the American Way In addition to his extreme records on abortion, reproductive rights and the Affordable Care Act, Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial and legal history indicates a lengthy anti-environmental record that would severely endanger...
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FCC Chairman Throws a Wrench in Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger—At Least for Now

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By Andrea Peterson, Project on Government Oversight Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai put a major roadblock in the way of the proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Media Company this week. The Chairman said Monday he had “serious concerns” about the deal,...
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