‘Law and Order’ Trump Is Soft on Corporate Crime and Wrongdoing

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By Rick Claypool, Public Citizen In the “tough on crime” story President Donald Trump likes to tell about himself, he’s a “law and order” tough guy fighting to save “the forgotten men and women” from the scourge of “American carnage.” But even as the Trump administration ramps ...
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“Innovation” in the Airline Industry Has Been Code for Finding New Ways to Price Gouge Consumers: We Need to Fix That

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By Brian Young, National Consumers League If you have been listening to the airline industry, you may think that now is one of the best times to fly. According to its lobbyists, fares are down, and the airlines are working overtime to provide their customers with new and innovative products....
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Imagining a Justice Kavanaugh: For One Endangered Frog, Might Justice Scalia Have Been a Kinder, Gentler Jurist?

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By Amy Sinden, Center for Progressive Reform If Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process goes as quickly and affirmingly as his supporters hope, one of the cases he’ll hear on his first day on the bench will invite him to consider an imponderable question: Whether...
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Unwinding the Perverse Arithmetic of Scott Pruitt’s Small Refinery Exemptions to the RFS

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By Jeremy Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is gone, but the messes he created will be with us for a long time. His approach to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) took an already complicated policy and turned it upside down. Here, we untangle the...
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#MTSEN: Rosendale, Pence, Zenke Share Anti-Public Lands Agenda

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By Alyssa Roberts, League of Conservation Voters Maybe he was aiming for a solid dozen? Already under at least 11 government investigations into alleged ethics failings, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke likely triggered one more when he announced on his official Twitter account that he’d...
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Trump’s EPA Puts Our Health at Risk

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists It’s common sense: the environment matters to our health. Ask parents, teachers, nurses, and community leaders, and they get it. They know that air and water pollution, contaminated land, and chemical exposures in their homes, schools, workplaces,...
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Trump’s Anti-Consumer Protection Nominee Gets a Senate Hearing; Here’s Why You Should Care

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By Better Markets Today, Trump’s nominee to be the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had a contentious hearing in the Senate Banking Committee, where she refused to answer even the most basic and straightforward questions.  Last November, Better Markets’ President and...
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Fracked Gas Pipelines: Good News About Bad News

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By Kelly Martin, Sierra Club In late 2017, Jami Willard of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania found out that polluting corporations wanted to run a fracked gas pipeline through her family farm. Jami had heard about how dirty and dangerous these pipelines were, and how they could ruin property values...
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