Trump’s Corporate First Agenda Has Weakened Worker Protections Needed to Combat the Coronavirus

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By Celine McNicholas and Margaret Poydock, Economic Policy Institute Using the COVID-19 pandemic as cover, the Trump administration is reportedly preparing to take executive action to repeal and suspend federal regulations. This should not be a surprise—one of Trump’s first actions after taking...
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A Coronavirus Hot Spot Gets More Air Pollution

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By Elly Benson, Sierra Club Happy Earth Day. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (the company behind the 515-mile Sabal Trail Pipeline) are celebrating by starting up a polluting compressor station in an environmental justice community that i...
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Corporate-Owned Nursing Homes and Covid-19

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By Phil Mattera, Good Jobs First It was only a few days ago that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that nursing homes will be required to notify residents and their families when coronavirus cases have been discovered in a facility. This comes many weeks after the Life...
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With All Eyes on COVID, Trump Continues His Environmental Assaults

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By Andy Sharpless and Antha Williams, Oceana As COVID-19 continues its deadly march across the United States, the public and the media are rightly captivated by the pandemic and this administration’s inadequate response. Unfortunately when it comes to President Trump’s environmental assaults,...
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Trump’s Farm Relief Won’t Protect Essential Farmworkers From COVID-19

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By Scott Faber and Jared Hayes, Environmental Working Group The Trump administration’s plan to spend billions to address the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on agriculture may help industrial-scale produce farms but does little to assist farmworkers threatened by COVID-19, a new EWG...
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