Stress Tests Are Vital Tools to Protect Taxpayers and Our Economy

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By Better Markets Stress tests are critical tools to protect the economy and taxpayers.  Such tests, which regulators conduct on banks to see if they could survive a financial shock without failing, would have been invaluable  before the 2008 crash that cost American families their homes,...
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DOE Gas Furnace and Water Heater Proposal Wastes Fossil Fuels

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The Department of Energy is continuing its assault on the appliance energy efficiency standards program, with a proposed interpretive rule out this week that could freeze in place the standards for residential furnaces and commercial water...
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It’s Time to Designate PFAS a “Hazardous Substance”

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By Melanie Benesh, Environmental Working Group Per-and polyfluorinated substances, known as PFAS, are often characterized as “emerging contaminants.” However, ask the residents living in the communities polluted by decades of unregulated discharges of these chemicals and they’ll tell you that...
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As CFPB Reviews Overdraft Rules, UK Regulator Makes Pro-Consumer Changes

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG We’ve commented twice (group comment and our own, adding our recent report on Campus Banking Practices to the record) in a CFPB ten-year regulatory review of the Overdraft Rule established by the pre-CFPB regulators in 2010. The overdraft rule was a response...
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