If You Work in a Dangerous Job, You Should Be Worried About Brett Kavanaugh

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By Deborah Berkowitz, National Employment Law Project When a vibrant 40-year-old animal trainer was killed by a whale at SeaWorld in 2010, the government’s safety agency, an administrative law judge, and a panel of appellate judges all agreed that SeaWorld broke the law by not taking basic...
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Why Brett Kavanaugh Is a Disaster for the Environment

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By Liz Butler, Friends of the Earth Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, finished his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. While the Democrats did a great job trying to hold his feet to the fire, Kavanaugh ducked and dodged questions on important issues....
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Questioning Kavanaugh’s Environmental Record

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By Ana Unruh Cohen, Natural Resources Defense Council In a Congressional hearing, all questions are asked for a reason. Who asks what question can be as interesting as the answer itself. So it caught my attention when early in Wednesday’s hearing Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch asked Judge Brett...
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CPR Member Scholars and Staff Express Support for Sen. Warren’s Anti-Corruption Bill

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Today, 18 CPR Member Scholars and staff sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren expressing their support for her recently introduced bill, the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, in particular its provisions to reform the regulatory system so...
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“Protection”—the EPA’s Middle Name?

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By Erik Olson and Anna Reade, Natural Resources Defense Council The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment invited Erik to testify at a hearing today on how the Environmental Protection Agency is handling the challenge of PFAS contamination. PFAS are the new PCBs, but they may be...
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