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Political Science Herding Grand Canyon Cattalo

Mar 17, 2016

Washington, DC March 17, 2016 - The National Park Service should withdraw a report concluding that a herd of hybridized bison marooned on the North Rim are wildlife “native” to Grand Canyon National Park, according to a formal administrative complaint filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). That 2015 report reversed...

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Residents demand no new offshore oil leases in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 16, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, La. March 16, 2016 - For the first time ever, hundreds of Gulf Coast residents are joining forces with local and national environmental and social justice groups to oppose a federal offshore fossil fuel lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed lease of 43 million acres in the Gulf of...

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Food & Water Watch Applauds Defeat of DARK Act

Mar 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. March 16, 2016 - “Today, the Senate did the right thing and did not advance a bill from Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) that can best be described as the Denying Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. The bill would have prevented states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods and...

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The Progressive Caucus budget blueprint increases public investments to target full employment and faster productivity growth

Mar 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 - An EPI Policy Center analysis of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s The People’s Budget: Prosperity Not Austerity, a budget alternative for fiscal 2017, shows that if adopted, the budget would raise incomes for middle-class and low-income Americans. The fiscal boost provided by the People’s Budget would increase GDP by 3...

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Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing To Restrict Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Mar 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 - Rather than fulfilling their constitutional duty to help fill the 25 current judicial vacancies in the federal court system currently in their charge, the Senate Judiciary Committee today instead held a hearing focusing on further restricting women’s constitutional right to access to safe and legal health care services.

Today the committee...

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Report reveals private prison corporations profiting from warehousing individuals with mental health issues

Mar 15, 2016
Report reveals private prison corporations profiting from warehousing individuals with mental health issues

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Center for Migration Studies Finds DACA and DAPA Populations Deeply Embedded in U.S. Society

Mar 15, 2016

NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2016 - A new paper released by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) offers a statistical portrait of the potential beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in...

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Clean energy is win-win for the US, say scientists

Mar 15, 2016

LONDON, March 13, 2016 - Scientists have worked out how the US could save as many as 300,000 lives by 2030, and get a tenfold return on its investments at the same time.

It’s simple. All the nation has to do is what it promised to do at the Paris climate conference last December −...

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Justice Department Announces Resources to Assist State and Local Reform of Fine and Fee Practices

Mar 14, 2016

March 14, 2016 - The Department of Justice today announced a package of resources to assist state and local efforts to reform harmful and unlawful practices in certain jurisdictions related to the assessment and enforcement of fines and fees. The resources are meant to support the ongoing work of state judges, court administrators,...

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Tougher environmental laws do not hurt export competitiveness – OECD study

Mar 11, 2016
Tougher environmental laws do not hurt export competitiveness – OECD study

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