Profiles in Cowardice: Chemicals, Climate, and a Toxic Disregard by the Trump Administration

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists Last month, inspired by John F. Kennedy’s 1956 classic Profiles in Courage, I kicked off a series of blog posts profiling the lack of courage we are too often witnessing in our elected leaders, their appointees, and other important stakeholders....
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Trump Disregards Citizens in His Rush for Polluting Projects

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Sharon Buccino, Natural Resources Defense Council A half a century ago, members of Congress from both parties and all corners of our nation came together to pass a landmark law that gave citizens a guaranteed say in the projects that will define our nation. More than an environmental law, the...
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Legislation Is Introduced to Stop Manufacturers From Getting a Veto on Consumer Product Safety Alerts

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By Remington A. Gregg, Public Citizen Today, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) introduced the Safety Hazard and Recall Efficiency (SHARE) Information Act. This legislation would repeal a dangerous provision of Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, which gives product manufacturers...
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OSHA’s Inertia

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By Tom Conway, United Steelworkers Within two months of starting work at an Amazon warehouse in Eastvale, Calif., Candice Dixon ruined her back. Dixon had to bend, lift and strain at a feverish pace to meet Amazon’s demand that she scan and stow one item every 11 seconds. If she didn’t...
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It’s Time to End EPA’s Long History of Failing to Act on ‘Forever Chemicals’

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group The Environmental Protection Agency has a long history of failing to act to protect Americans from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which are linked to an increased risk of cancer and other diseases. In 1998, EPA officials wer...
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