2019 Fight Over Data Privacy Rights Heating Up Already

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Next year, a highly-anticipated privacy and data protection rights battle will occur in Congress. Powerful special interests from Google to Facebook are responding to the new European General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) by hiring a massive phalanx of lobbyists...
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Automakers Propose Loopholes, Not Rollbacks of Cleaner Car Standards — Both Are Terrible

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists Since word first leaked that the Administration was planning to freeze fuel economy and global warming emissions standards for passenger cars and trucks, automakers and their trade associations have been adamant about “not wanting a rollback.”  Now...
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Utah’s Monuments Still Need Your Help

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By Angela Benander, Sierra Club Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Department of the Interior continues to shut out the public in a reckless rush to sell off America’s public lands to the highest bidder. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently hosted a handful of meetings for the public to comment...
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Senate Should Reject Trump’s Coal-Friendly Energy Commission Nominee

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By Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists The steady parade of unqualified, ideologically driven appointees for key Trump administration positions has resumed now that things in Washington have settled down after the mid-term elections. Last week, Trump tapped Matthew G. Whitaker to...
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