Proposed NEPA Rule Changes

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By Sharon Buccino, Natural Resources Defense Council What They Do and Ways to Respond Background In passing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) over 50 years ago, Congress made it the “continuing responsibility of the Federal government to . . . fulfill the responsibilities of each...
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CFPB’s First Director, Richard Cordray, Publishes ‘Watchdog’

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG The CFPB’s first director, Rich Cordray, has published a book, “Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy,” explaining efforts to set up and run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I recommend...
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FDA Studies: ‘Short-Chain’ PFAS Chemicals More Toxic Than Previously Thought

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By David Andrews, Environmental Working Group New studies by the Food and Drug Administration indicate that a common fluorinated chemical in food packaging and stain-resistant carpets and textiles is much more toxic than earlier studies by the chemical industry suggested. The FDA studies –...
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