Setting the Stage for Another Trump Shutdown

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By David Rosen, Public Citizen The possibility of another Trump Shutdown is growing, and it’s proof that some people never learn from their mistakes – even extremely painful ones. Government shutdowns happen when Congress and the White House are unable to reach agreement on a set of 12 annual...
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Congress Misses the Mark on PFAS in the NDAA

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists This year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has turned out to be a missed opportunity for a full-on government effort to do its job of protecting us. While we had high hopes for a strong compromise based on draft language adopted this...
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Maine’s Plan to Address “Forever Chemicals” Polluting Farms, Water and Food

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By Sharon Anglin Treat, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy In the absence of federal action, state governments are struggling to address widespread Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination of water, soils and food. PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that includes...
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