Chemical Hazards in Your Backyard

Two years after the West, TX, explosion, information on chemical risks remains hard to access. Do you know what's in your backyard?

Burning Our Bridges

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

Workers’ Compensation Is Hurting

Six charts show how workers' comp is failing to adequately protect workers.

FDA Insufficiently Responds to Antibiotics in Farm Animals

The rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs is a significant, growing public health problem.

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 Posts

Apr 16, 2015

Offshore Tax Dodgers Jeopardize Long-Term Financial Health of American Small Businesses

Every small business would need to pay $3,244 in additional taxes to offset the $110 billion in federal and state revenue lost every year ...

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Apr 15, 2015

Inequality and the Estate Tax: What You Need to Know

Beginning this evening, the House is expected to vote to repeal the estate tax – one of our nation’s key checks on tremendous accumulations of wealth by a handful of the richest Americans.

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Apr 14, 2015

General Electric Restructuring Surprise: Company to Pay 20 Times More in Taxes Than It Paid in the Last Decade

In a dramatic move, General Electric (GE) announced on Friday that it would be selling off its ...

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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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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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