Resolution of Disapproval: Call for Repealing the CRA Featured in ‘The Environmental Forum’

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform The return of divided government promises to bring with it a welcome, albeit temporary, reprieve from the unprecedented abuse of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that we witnessed during the 115th Congress. As I argue in an article featured in...
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SunTrust-BB&T Merger: Deregulation Is Encouraging the Creation of Regional Megabanks

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By Americans for Financial Reform The merger between SunTrust and BB&T announced last week is a big deal, literally and figuratively. The deal merges two of the twenty largest banks in the U.S. to form the eighth largest bank in the country. The new entity, with over $430 billion in total...
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Remember the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster? The Trump Administration Wants You to Forget

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By Joel Clement, Union of Concerned Scientists In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig suffered an uncontrollable well blowout and a series of explosions that killed 11 people. Two days later the rig sank 5,000 feet to the ocean floor and the well continued to gush oil for......
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Standing Up For Clean Water

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council I’m posting this from Kansas City, Kansas, where the Trump administration is holding its one and only public hearing on its plan to radically roll back the safeguards of the Clean Water Act for critical streams and for wetlands that filter...
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Glyphosate Contamination in Food Goes Far Beyond Oat Products

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By Alexis Temkin and Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group Seems like every time a government agency or public interest group tests food for Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, they find it. Last year, two rounds of tests commissioned by EWG found glyphosa...
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The NWHN Testifies for the Use of Better Evidence at the FDA

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By National Women’s Health Network In 2016, the FDA reclassified transvaginal mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as a Class III device—the highest risk category—in response to over 20,000 adverse event reports during a three-year period alone. The NWHN actively fought for the...
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Toxic Paint Strippers: Ace (Finally) Acts; Trump EPA Stalls

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By Sujatha Bergen and Daniel Rosenberg, Natural Resources Defense Council Yesterday, Ace Hardware Corporation became the 13th U.S. retailer to publicly commit to stop selling and distributing paint removers that contain the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This...
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