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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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The TSCA new chemicals mess: A problem of the chemical industry’s own making 19.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The TSCA new chemicals mess: A problem of the chemical industry’s own making
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ECB Succession Race Tests German Faith in Bundesbank Model 18.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The race to succeed ECB chief Mario Draghi presents Berlin with a stark choice: Back its German candidate, a foe of Mr. Draghi’s bond-buying program, or concede that once-unorthodox monetary tools are here to stay.
The Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan replacement – for many states, worse than doing nothing 14.9.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Trump Administration’s proposed “replacement” for the Clean Power Plan would not only increase dangerous climate pollution and cost American lives – it would actually be worse than doing nothing at all in many states. The proposal would severely weaken our nation’s only limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. It would increase climate […]
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Cargill settles bias suit with Muslim workers, agrees to pay $1.5M 14.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cargill is paying $1.5 million to settle claims of religious discrimination by Muslim workers in Colorado.
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Methane rollbacks create moment of truth for oil and gas executives 13.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Methane rollbacks create moment of truth for oil and gas executives
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Methane rollbacks create moment of truth for oil and gas executives 12.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Methane rollbacks create moment of truth for oil and gas executives
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Trump rollback would ease rules on climate-changing methane 12.9.2018 Philly.com News
The federal proposal would have a "minimal impact" on Pennsylvania's gas producers because Pennsylvania enacted stricter rules on methane leaks.
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Justice probe into bias at tech companies should include Democrats, California AG says 11.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the Justice Department to invite Democrats to the Sept. 25 meeting focused on social media and tech companies or risk proving the event's political bent.
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EPA to Roll Back Obama-Era Methane Rules 11.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Trump administration is about to propose its latest rollback of Obama-era climate rules, moving to ease requirements for oil-and-gas companies that were designed to limit leaks of the heat-trapping gas methane.
Trump Card: Japan's Abe Bets on Trade in Bid for New Term 10.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off his bid for three more years as Japan’s leader by saying he would spearhead the effort to expand trade against protectionist threats.
Duct cleaning: Worth it or hot air? 10.9.2018 Philly.com News
Companies that perform duct cleaning would love you to believe you need their services. Some might even advertise health benefits, or suggest that duct cleaning will lower your power bills by improving your system's efficiency
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Marijuana-Research Applications Go Nowhere at Justice Department 8.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Two years after the Drug Enforcement Administration began accepting requests to grow marijuana for federally approved research, none have been answered, leaving more than two dozen applicants in limbo.
Big Tech in the Dock 6.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The companies are tempting government intervention.
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Augsburg professor won't be deported, for now 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Board of Immigration Appeals granted Mzenga Wanyama an emergency stay as he waits for a decision regarding his asylum case.
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WeWork Fails in Bid to Lease Space in New York's World Trade Center 5.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Co-working giant WeWork’s plan to lease as many as a dozen floors at One World Trade Center fell apart last month, sinking the company’s monthslong bid to secure space in one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.
Tech Leaders Face Senate Questions on Russian Meddling 5.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are appearing at a Senate hearing to defend their platforms’ handling of manipulation by foreign actors.
Watchdog Faults EPA Over Scott Pruitt's Security Detail 5.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Lax oversight allowed Scott Pruitt’s security costs while he was EPA chief to more than double to $3.5 million in less than a year, the agency’s internal watchdog said.
EPA spent an extra million dollars to give Scott Pruitt security 5.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The agency administrator's protective services detail expanded from six to 19 agents, but it never made a threat analysis to size up his security needs.
EPA needs to get its SNURs in order under TSCA 5.9.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Stephanie Schwarz, J.D., is a Legal Fellow.  Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. On Friday EDF submitted comments to EPA on a batch of Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published on August 1 pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The SNURs relate to 145 new chemicals for which […]
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