Trump’s Dirty Water Rule: EPA Ignorance Is Polluters’ Bliss

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council On January 23, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers unveiled a regulation that dramatically restricts what kinds of water bodies the Clean Water Act protects. The rule excludes rain-dependent streams and countless...
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In 2021, Let’s Set the Bar Higher for Our Government

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists A new Union of Concerned Scientists report released today provides recommendations for the next administration on how to restore science in policymaking. One element of ensuring independent science informs decisions is blocking opportunities for...
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Half of CFPB Complaints in 2019 About Credit Reports as House Brings Reforms to the Floor

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG On Wednesday, 29 January, the full U.S. House is expected to vote on a broad credit reporting reform package, HR3621, the Comprehensive CREDIT Act. Meanwhile, a PIRG analysis finds that half of all complaints reported into the CFPB’s Public Consumer Complaint...
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How Environmental Justice Became a Matter of Governance

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By Anita Desikan, Union of Concerned Scientists “All my life I’ve been sick and tired. Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” One of the leaders of the civil rights movement, Fannie Lou Hamer, famously said these words during the 1964 Democratic National Convention to protest the...
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