New Data: Consumers Are Already Struggling With COVID-19-Related Mortgage Servicing Problems

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By Gideon Weissman, Frontier Group Mortgage servicers failed Americans during the last recession. And if early data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is any indication, history may well be on its way to repeating. Last week, I published a blog post describing the challenges...
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The Trump Administration’s Hazy Plans to Weaken Car Pollution Standards Won’t Work. Here’s Why.

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By Paul Cort, Earthjustice The future of the nation’s clean car protections is on the table, and Andrew Wheeler, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is moving forward with a plan that will unleash tailpipe pollution across the country. The Trump administration would rather force...
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The Whittling Away of State Clean Water Act Authority

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By Katlyn Schmitt and Dave Owen, Center for Progressive Reform Sometime soon, EPA is expected to release its final rule limiting state and tribal authority to conduct water quality certifications under section 401 of the Clean Water Act. A water quality certification is the most important tool...
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Investing in Dietary Guidelines Will Leave Us Better Prepared for the Next Pandemic

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By Sarah Reinhardt, Union of Concerned Scientists As US cases of COVID-19 near 1.7 million, we continue to learn more about the nature of the disease, including the factors that influence susceptibility to COVID-19 and the severity of symptoms. Some of these risk factors, like age and certain...
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