Will Brett Kavanaugh Keep Asbestos Legal?

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By Melanie Benesh and Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group Will a vote for Brett Kavanaugh for the critical swing seat on the Supreme Court be a vote to keep asbestos legal? Many Americans don’t realize it, but despite its well-known health hazards, most uses of asbestos are still legal....
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It’s Time To Rise Up

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By Maura Crowley, Sierra Club There’s no doubt, this year has been hard. 2018 has proven to be a year of extremes — the world has experienced drought, floods, wildfires, and mudslides, all exacerbated by climate change. On top of that, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the...
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The New York Times Predicted Three Potential Causes of the Next Recession, But Omitted the Critical Role of Deregulation

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By Better Markets In a recent piece looking at the three most likely causes of the next recession, the New York Times cited the potential double-whammy of when the economic boost from the recent tax cuts wears off coupled with an increase in interest rates, the popping of the debt bubble as...
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Trump Is Not Above the Law

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council If we’re paying attention to President Trump’s all-out assault on our environment and health, these can feel like dispiriting times. In our courts of law, though, where we bring falsehood to heel and hold our government to account, it’s a different...
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Trump Twists the Law to Bail Out Coal

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By Sam Gomberg, Union of Concerned Scientists As you may have heard, President Trump has a new toy – national security – that he’s using to sidestep congressional oversight and funnel taxpayer dollars to his fossil fuel buddies. First, he weaponized “national security” to impos...
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CPSIA at 10: Using Civil Penalties to Deter Wrongdoing

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By Remington Gregg, Public Citizen During the month of August, Public Citizen and our partners are celebrating the tenth anniversary of passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), a law that has made products, especially children’s toys, safer. When Congress passed the...
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