Let’s Protect Millions of Kids From Lead-Tainted Water!

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By Erik D. Olsen, Natural Resources Defense Council Most of us remember the disastrous lead contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan, but few people realize that lead-contaminated drinking water is a widespread problem across the country. Action on this problem is long overdue, and the...
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Trump Justices Cast Deciding Votes to Eliminate CFPB Independence

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By Elliot Mincberg, People For the American Way Trump Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch cast deciding votes to eliminate the independence established by Congress for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), ruling 5-4 that the president must be allowed to fire the...
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USDA Must Protect Communities From Mass Animal Killings

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By Valerie Baron, Natural Resources Defense Council Shutdowns at industrial slaughterhouses due to the COVID-19 crisis have caused backlogs of animals throughout the U.S. that cannot be slaughtered for food because there simply isn’t capacity to process them. As of June 26, 2020 there were...
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Summer Is Here and It Brings More Health Risks for Workers

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By Allison Behrens, Public Citizen As we face the first weeks of summer, many of our country’s residents have already experienced an unusually warm May. This is in no small part due to human-induced climate change. Since 1960, every decade has been warmer than the last and 2019 was the second...
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States, NGOs Ask Court to Restore State Clean Car Standards

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council A coalition of states and public health and environmental groups attacked the Trump administration’s efforts to block standards set by California and other leading states to curb climate-warming pollution from new cars and trucks, i...
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CFPB Directors Now Under President’s Thumb

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By Scott Nelson, Public Citizen The Supreme Court issued its ruling in Seila Law v. CFPB today, holding by a 5-4 vote that the Congress violated the principle of separation of powers by placing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under a single director removable by the president only for...
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