Court Order Okays OSHA Inaction on COVID-19

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By Katie Tracy and Brian Gumm, Center for Progressive Reform In a June 11 order, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an AFL-CIO writ of mandamus asking the court to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to do more to protect workers from infectious diseases, such...
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CFPB Complaint Volume Sets Another Record in May

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG As of today, consumer complaints to the CFPB set a third straight monthly record in May, with 35,093 complaints reported. Complaints about credit reporting lead by far, followed by debt collection, credit card and mortgage complaints. Job and income losses during...
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Federal Lawsuit Could Limit Fluoride in Drinking Water

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By Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group A landmark federal lawsuit that went to trial this week in California could change the longstanding practice of adding fluoride to the drinking water supplies for 200 million Americans. The lawsuit, brought against the Environmental Protection...
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EPA Opens Window to Air Conditioning’s Next Generation

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By Alex Hillbrand, Natural Resources Defense Council Good news came out of EPA last week in the effort to replace climate-polluting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with safer alternatives. In the refrigerant business, there’s life before and after “SNAP approval,” when EPA deems better replacement...
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