Trump Is Stuck in Reverse on Clean Cars

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By Luke Tonchel, Natural Resources Defense Council No big change in Trump-ville when it comes to increasing pollution and making us all pay more for gas at the pump. Recent reports of some tweaks to Trump’s rollback of clean car standards show that this administration is still on the road...
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“Resiliency” Revealed: It’s a Ploy to Bailout the Coal Industry

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club For years the coal industry has been claiming, without evidence, that the large-scale retirement of coal plants would leave us freezing in the dark, putting the electricity grid at risk. Coal executives and coal-based utilities have repeatedly used this...
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Banking Regulators Should Not Give Wall Street’s Five Biggest Banks a $40 Billion Deregulatory Gift for Their Dangerous Derivatives Trading

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By Better Markets The five US banking regulators have proposed to eliminate initial margin requirements on interaffiliate derivatives.  This is a deregulatory gift worth more than $40 billion to Wall Street’s five largest banks who have been lobbying for this because they are also the five...
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On Tap: Seth Siegel’s Masterful Examination of America’s Drinking Water Crisis

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By Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group Top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency had a bold idea: Require water companies to run the nation’s most polluted tap water through the treatment plant equivalent of a Brita water pitcher.   It was 1975. A few years earlier, an upstart...
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Investors and Retirees Deserve Better Than Conflicted Public Officials Delivering Wins for Private Sector Clients

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By Better Markets This is a perfect illustration of why people look at Washington as a rigged system greased by the revolving door and cash that benefit Wall Street’s biggest banks and insiders and hurt hardworking Main Street Americans. Eugene Scalia, on behalf of his financial industry...
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As Administration Considers New Plan to Severely Weaken Vehicle Pollution Rules, Several Automakers Align With Plan to Undermine Clean Air Act

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By Consumer Reports This week, several major automakers revealed where they really stand when it comes to protecting consumers. General Motors, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, among other automakers who are members of Global Automakers (with the notable exception of Honda), formally...
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Better Markets Supports the SEC Fight for Investors Over the Industry for the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT)

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By Better Markets The Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) promises to be a revolutionary game-changer for the SEC in detecting, deterring, and punishing market manipulation and predatory behavior.  Done right, its importance for investor protection, market stability and capital formation cannot be...
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EPA Contradicts Its Own Statements on FOIA Rule

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By Sean Moulton, Project on Government Oversight The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new final rule in late June updating its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The agency had issued no prior notice that it was working on the rule; nor did it give...
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