Leading Groups Oppose OCC Proposal to Charter Fintechs

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Fintech is a shiny new toy that offers promise, but also poses threats to consumer protection. Yesterday, we joined leading consumer organizations to criticize a proposal by the chief national bank regulator known as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency...
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Meet the New Boss

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By Michael Brune, Sierra Club The acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, seems determined to avoid the career missteps of his predecessor. Scott Pruitt, of course, finally got the boot from when the endless revelations of his corruption, paranoia, and...
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Zinke’s Cultural and Scientific Failure in Delisting Grizzlies

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By Bonnie Rice, Sierra Club Wyoming’s trophy hunt of grizzly bears is scheduled in less than 30 days. With little to no regret from the state and a corrupt and anti-environmental federal administration, the red-alert level is at an all-time-high. This hunt, though in only two states out west...
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Reliability Experts to FERC: Focus on “No Regrets” Actions

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By John Moore and Gillian Giannetti, Natural Resources Defense Council The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held its annual conference on electric system reliability this week. Unsurprisingly, the topic of resilience was featured throughout and the message from most energy experts...
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Andrew Wheeler: Pruitt and Industry Puppet

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By Ariel Moger, Friends of the Earth Pruitt may be gone, but his legacy remains. Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is now acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator, and he seems determined to continue Pruitt’s corrupt agenda. It hasn’t even been a month, and Wheeler is already...
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Wheeler’s Chance for a Course Correction at EPA

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By Matt Shudtz, Center for Progressive Reform Andrew Wheeler will be on the hot seat today when he heads to Capitol Hill for his first appearance before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as Acting Administrator of the EPA. Senators initially scheduled the hearing when Scott...
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