What the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Teaches Us About the Federal Bureaucracy

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Just when it seemed that President Donald Trump was completely immune to accountability for his various abuses of power, impeachment proceedings against him have quickly picked up steam over the last couple weeks. Laying aside what happens with...
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Questions Congress Should Ask the CFPB Director Next Week

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger will deliver the statutory “Semi-Annual Report of the CFPB” to the House Financial Services (10/16) and Senate Banking (10/17) Committees next week. On the House FSC website the hearing is labeled “Who Is Standing Up for Consumers...
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Here’s What’s Needed to Fix the EPA’s Outdated Lead in Tap Water Rule

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By Erik D. Olson, Natural Resources Defense Council It is expected that EPA will soon be proposing changes to its obsolete Lead and Copper Rule or LCR. This is the agency’s regulation for how to control lead levels in drinking water. The LCR, issued in 1991, is a highly complex rule...
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Protecting the Endangered Species Act Will Help More Bears Earn the “Fattest Bear” Title

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By Courtney Bourgoin and Heather Moyer, Sierra Club Katmai National Park in Alaska has made news in the past week over its annual “Fat Bear Bracket Challenge”, where followers on their social media outlets vote on which of the park’s brown bears have fattened up the most since spring. The park...
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Victory! Trump Administration Must Publish Delayed Energy Efficiency Standards

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council Forcing the hand of a recalcitrant Trump administration, a federal appeals court today ordered the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to implement four energy efficiency standards it has illegally delayed for close to three years. Taken...
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