Nation Needs Better Groundwater Protections

A new report shows that EPA must improve how well it protects our drinking water from oil and gas drilling.

Toxic Water Risks Not Limited to Toledo

Cities nationwide face water quality threats from uncontrolled fertilizer runoff.

Renewing Unemployment Insurance Promise

We must renew our promise to protect America's workers in the aftermath of economic downturns.

Voices of the Unemployed

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

Saving Lives, Protecting the Environment

Ten key public protections will save 10,000 lives and prevent 300,000 cases of disease and injury every year.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

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Aug 22, 2014

Election Transparency Threatened by Lack of Resources for Key Agency

Impeded by a lack of resources, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has been slow to publicly release recent campaign finance disclosures. The FEC is the independent ...

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Aug 19, 2014

"Flexibility" for Whom? Irregular Schedules, Other Practices Wreak Havoc on Workers

New proposals on the state, local, and federal levels aim to tackle inconsistent hours, haphazard scheduling practices, and on-call shifts among ...

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Aug 18, 2014

Replacing Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire?

With the increased focus on removing toxic chemicals from consumer products, it’s logical to assume that alternative chemicals used in ...

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Aug 17, 2014

20 Tax Dodgers: $240 Million for CEOs, Big Loss for the American People

USA Today published a story last week entitled “20 big profitable companies paid no taxes.” Using data provided by S&P Capital IQ, the newspaper identified 20 firms that ...

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Resources & Research

The Benefits of Public Protections: Ten Rules That Save Lives and Protect the Environment

This report examines the public health, worker safety, and environmental benefits projected from ten ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

The United States is facing a growing infrastructure crisis and a lingering jobs crisis. Most ...

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The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014

A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom ...

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