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The Udall-Vitter chemical bill would limit a state's right to protect citizens from harmful chemicals.

Paying People for Overtime

For decades, millions of Americans have been cheated out of overtime pay. That's about to change.

Fracking Could Be Hurting Our Health

Recent health department logs in Pennsylvania show that fracking may be causing a variety of health problems in the state.

Rachel Carson Was Right

Some widely known pesticides like Roundup and DDT pose risks to our health and natural resources.

$248 a Minute!

CEO pay at companies like Disney far outpaces the wages of average workers, setting the stage for damaging inequality.

Gasping for Support

Hundreds of millions of Americans could breathe cleaner air, but we need a stronger smog standard and more resources to make that happen.

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Jul 27, 2015

New White House Initiative on FOIA Expands Government Transparency

In the days following the 49th anniversary of the nation’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on July 4, the White House announced a new FOIA-related pilot program involving ...

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Jul 24, 2015

Udderly Ridiculous: U.S. Trade Negotiators Try to Milk Dairy Concessions from Canadians

With the president successfully wrangling “fast track” negotiating authority for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade ...

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Jul 24, 2015

Throwing a Wrench in the Revolving Door

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) recently introduced the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act, which takes aim at the "revolving door." This term refers to people who move from the private ...

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Jul 23, 2015

Developing Nations Push Corporations to Pay Their Fair Share

Developing nations gathered at the Third UN Conference on Financing for Development in Ethiopia earlier this month and pushed for a more equitable approach to taxes—they want ...

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Resources & Research

Chemical Hazards in Your Backyard

Local communities in many areas of the country seem unaware and unprepared to deal with chemical emergencies. As the number of chemical facilities increases and population centers expand, as plants age and inspection ...

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Burning Our Bridges: Cutting Offshore Tax Rates Won't Fund Our Infrastructure or Create Jobs

This report identifies the 26 U.S. corporations with the largest stockpiles of untaxed ...

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Reducing Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals: Stronger State Health Protections at Risk

In 1976, the United States enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address public concerns about the ...

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