Top Ten Regulatory Policy Stories of 2018 (IMHO)

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform While regulatory policy developments might not lead evening news broadcasts or dominate newspaper headlines, they can have an enormous impact on our day-to-day lives. Regulatory policy has been a particular hotbed of activity during the Trump...
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Dear Automakers – Consumers Want Cleaner Cars This Year and Every Year!

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By Michelle Robinson, Union of Concerned Scientists Whether your gifts come during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Día de Los Reyes, everyone knows it’s holiday wish-list time. The automakers know this too – you can’t turn on the tv without seeing lots of shiny new cars festooned with giant...
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New Federal Lead Strategy Is No Gift in the Fight Against Lead Poisoning

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By David Jacobs and Amanda Reddy, National Center for Healthy Housing Just before the holidays and like the Grinch who stole Christmas, the Trump Administration’s release of its new federal lead strategy (the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts)...
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Why I’m Optimistic That Courts Will Stop the Unlawful Final Trump-Pence Birth Control Rules From Taking Effect

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By Michelle Banker, National Women’s Law Center Given the flurry of Trump-Pence administration efforts to roll back birth control coverage and the confusing court decisions about the ACA and the birth control benefit in the news late last week, you may be worried about the future of your...
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Trump Administration Seeks to Undermine SNAP After Congress Negotiates Bipartisan Farm Bill

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By Sarah Reinhardt, Union of Concerned Scientists As the adage goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, but less diplomatically.” “And be a little sneaky about it.” And yesterday—after work hours, in peak holiday season—that’s just what the Secretary of Agriculture did. At 5:30 PM,...
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The Trump Administration’s Lead Balloon

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By Erik D. Olson and Mae Wu, Natural Resources Defense Council Today the Trump Administration issued its long-promised and much-ballyhooed “Lead Action Plan,” which it said will “identify and reduce lead contamination while ensuring children impacted by lead exposure are getting the support and...
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