By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform On Halloween, nothing seems spookier than a chance encounter with a ghost or goblin, except maybe a zombie. But there is something much more haunting that happens every day. Across the United States, an average of 137 people die daily from occupational diseases caused by on-the-job exposures to toxic chemicals […]
October 31, 2019
By Bartlett Naylor, Public Citizen Given that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently proposed to reduce the disclosures that companies must provide to investors– even though those same investors are clamoring for additional information about companies– we took it upon ourselves to read between the lines and translate what the SEC’s Chair, Jay Clayton, is really saying to stockholders: […]
By Maggie Caldwell, Earthjustice In late 2014, residents of the small town of Belton in Anderson County, South Carolina, noticed something amiss as they readied for the holidays. The plants along a rural stretch of road were unexpectedly dying. On Christmas Eve, someone walking along that same country road reported to local authorities the strong […]
Let HUD Give Survivors of Domestic Violence Fewer Protections from Housing Discrimination? Not in This House!
By Elizabeth Skerry, National Women’s Law Center October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Unfortunately, Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a rule, entitled, “HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard,” that will harm survivors of domestic violence, most of whom are women. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, familial status, or […]