By Sonya Lunder, Sierra Club In a huge victory for public health, the courts have ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. This is a clear loss to the Trump administration in their ongoing effort to roll back safeguards for pesticides and toxic chemicals. Chlorpyrifos is a highly toxic insecticide […]
August 17, 2018
By Shanna Devine and Remington Gregg, Public Citizen Consumers gained new protections against unsafe products in August 2008 when President George W. Bush signed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) into law. One of the law’s provisions included protections for employees who blow the whistle on unsafe products. The whistleblower sections safeguard employees from retaliation when […]
By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council If you’re the owner of one of the 8 million pools in the U.S., you’re probably staying cool and refreshed during this summer’s record-breaking heat. But what may not be quite as fun is your electricity bill, which can be very expensive if you have an inefficient pool pump. […]
By Better Markets In a recent interview with Politico Pro, SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce shared her thoughts on a wide range of topics, including her view that companies should be allowed to force shareholders into what is called “mandatory arbitration.” That’s just a fancy way of saying that corporations can take away shareholders’ rights (1) to […]
The Senate Will Accelerate Kelvin Droegemeier’s White House Science Advisor Nomination. That’s a Good Thing.
By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists Try not to breathe too easily, but the Senate is in fast drive mode to consider the nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier to lead the White House Office and Science and Technology Policy. And well it should. These days, this is one nomination we should all be excited about, as this […]