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.

Making the Grade on Freedom of Information

See how agencies are doing on effective disclosure of public information in our 2nd annual scorecard.

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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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Mar 23, 2015

The Administration's New Fracking Rule Has a Few Catches

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just released a long-awaited rule that regulates fracking on federal and tribal lands, the first revision to federal fracking standards in almost 30 years. BLM ...

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Mar 20, 2015

Reject Government Contractors Who Draw the Blinds on Sunshine

Once a year, Sunshine Week rolls around and presents us with an opportunity to assess how open and transparent our government is. But with more and more public services being ...

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Mar 19, 2015

Progressives Present Alternative Budget: A Raise for America

Investing in our nation’s future requires funding. This week, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) revealed its vision of a public investment agenda that will get Americans working ...

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Resources & Research

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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