Posts Tagged with "public health"

5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Monday, January 27, 2014

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5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Time is running out to stop a secretive global trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership from getting Fast Track status at the end of January. “Fast Track” means the U.S. Congress would essentially forfeit its constitutionally protected duty to determine U.S. trade policy by giving the executive branch the authority to negotiate and finalize the [...]

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A Legal Setback for Clean Air and a New Chance to Fight Soot Pollution

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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A Legal Setback for Clean Air and a New Chance to Fight Soot Pollution

Bad news for American hearts and lungs: Last week, a federal circuit court struck down a proposed EPA clean air standard that would have reduced dangerous emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the EPA’s proposed Cross State Air Pollution Rule, or “Transport Rule” (PDF), exceeded [...]

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One Bitten, Twice Shy: Don’t Trust Massey With Black Mountain

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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One Bitten, Twice Shy: Don’t Trust Massey With Black Mountain

If you gave someone something precious to protect and they destroyed it, you’d think twice about giving them that responsibility again, right? And if they repeatedly violated your trust, there’s no way you’d have any faith them at all. That’s the situation the communities of Lynch and Benham find themselves in with Massey Energy, which [...]

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