Another Attack on Endangered Species Escalates Need for New Legislation

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By Jacob Carter, Union of Concerned Scientists The Trump administration is no stranger to attacking protections for endangered species, the implementation of the process by which endangered species are afforded protections by the federal government, the science underpinning that process, or the...
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Privacy Is a Human Right – It Can’t Be Bought or Sold

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By Susan Grant, Consumer Federation of America One of the arguments that some people make about privacy legislation is that individuals’ personal information should be treated as their property. At first blush, this may seem like an appealing idea. Why shouldn’t we be paid when companies use...
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EPA Tried to Allow Dirtier Trucks Without Studying Whether That Would Be Bad for Health

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists No, that’s not an Onion headline—a new report from the EPA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) finds that Administrator Scott Pruitt tried to rush through a regulation which would allow the new sale of trucks that lack modern pollution controls...
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Three Republican-Appointed White Men Are Now Deciding Whether You Have Rights on the Job

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By Lynn Rhinehart and Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute Yesterday marked the end of Democratic National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Member Lauren McFerran’s term. McFerran ended her term offering the lone dissenting voice in the Trump board’s efforts to slow down union elections to...
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FERC’s Move to Defend Competition Actually Hurts Competition

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By Mike Jacobs, Union of Concerned Scientists The FERC  (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) decision expected Thursday will allow PJM to counteract the intended effects of state energy policies supporting nuclear and renewable energy.  But the decision is expected to allow PJM to ignore a...
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