deregulation

Critics Say Deregulatory Rush Shows Even If Defeated the Trump White House Willing to ‘Scorch the Earth Before They Go’

“Many of the changes reflect the agendas of the powerful corporate and other business interests whose key players have donated generously to Trump, belying the president’s oft-repeated claim that he is “draining the swamp.” Critics Say Deregulatory Rush Shows Even If Defeated the Trump White House Willing to ‘Scorch the Earth Before They Go’ Common […]

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Courts deal 2 major blows to Trump environmental agenda

“Also on Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ordered the EPA to finally take action on widespread demands from environmental groups to ban chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide. For years, experts have raised concerns about chlorpyrifos, which is commonly used on crops including apples, wheat, and corn. The pesticide has been linked

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Salon: Trump administration losing 94 percent of lawsuits over illegal policy changes

Salon: Trump administration losing 94 percent of lawsuits over illegal policy changes Federal agencies under Trump are losing suits at a record rate, largely because of massive incompetence Igor Derysh March 22, 2019 10:00AM (UTC) The Trump administration is losing court battles at an unprecedented rate, with many losses coming because officials failed to follow

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Agribusiness’s Secretive Plans to Unravel Food Safety and Worker Protections

As Congress and the public debate the pros and cons of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or New NAFTA, behind the scenes and in the shadows transnational corporations are doubling down on their plans to weaken and eliminate public protections through a related entity, the secretive Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). This little-known council has the

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Our “presidents” gift to populace: Trump plans to spend the next year making everything we do — from eating to driving to working — more dangerous: report

GOP abdicating their Constitutional responsibilities: “The bottom line: This concentration of power in the executive branch is part of the reason Republicans have invested so much in confirming new judges. In a world of government by executive order, Congress loses its relevance and judges become the surest check on an overreaching executive.“ Trump plans to

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