Burning Our Bridges

Our new report calls for tax fairness -- not corporate tax cuts -- to fund repairs to our bridges, dams, roads, and more.

Strong State Chemical Policies at Risk

Some efforts to revise our primary national chemical safety law threaten stronger state chemical policies – and our health.

Getting Serious about Train Safety

Human error is a key factor in oil train and other rail disasters. Technology could help address the problem, but industry is pushing back.

New Fracking Rules for Federal Lands

New rules make improvements, but Americans deserve better public disclosure of the chemicals involved in drilling.

Will Industry-Friendly Bill Block Oregon Chemical Law?

Oregon wants to keep toxic chemicals out of children's products, but federal legislation could block the effort.

Progressive Budget Would Give America a Raise

The Congressional Progressive Caucus budget presents a public investment agenda to get Americans working.

New Posts

Apr 1, 2015

New Report: Tax Fairness -- Not a Tax Holiday -- Is the Best Way to Fund Our Infrastructure and Create Middle-Class Jobs

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015—President Obama has just sent Congress a bill that ...

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Mar 30, 2015

FDA’s Insufficient Response to Antibiotics in Food Animals

The Obama administration released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on March 27. The plan comes in response to the president's 2014 Executive Order ...

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Mar 30, 2015

Six Charts Explain How Workers’ Compensation is Deteriorating

Workers’ compensation is a state-based government program that has protected American workers for close to a century. Throughout the early part of U.S. history, injured workers were ...

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Mar 24, 2015

Can We Get Serious about Train Safety? Technology Could Reduce 40 Percent of Rail Accidents

Last month, we wrote about the rise in crude oil train accidents and the need to approve federal crude-by-rail safeguards as quickly ...

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Resources & Research

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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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2015

We conducted our second annual analysis of the performance of the 15 federal agencies that consistently receive the most Freedom of Information Act requests. Most agencies ...

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2016 Public Protections Budget Dashboard

A critical function of government is to protect citizens from harm. We expect our national government to keep contaminated food off the grocery store shelves and out of restaurants; to prevent ...

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