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Wall Street and Trump are about to kill the CFPB, the only government agency that effectively polices bank scams, crimes and frauds

23 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (previously) is practically the only US regulator we can be proud of -- founded by Elizabeth Warren before she ran for the Senate, the CFRB is a consumer protection agency that has been at the...Show More Summary

The Dismal Future of Trump's Least Favorite Agency

Mick Mulvaney, the controversial head of the OMB, might soon direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he once called “a sick, sad joke.”

Don’t Let Wall Street Run Amok

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rich Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau T en years ago, just before the onset of the financial crisis, I wrote an article for an academic journal proposing a new agency that would regulate financial products and protect American consumers. Show More Summary

When Should the Government Stockpile Software Vulnerabilities?

Intelligence agencies collect and protect secrets. Given their line of work, this default position makes perfect sense a lot of the time—but sometimes that secrecy actually ends up making us less safe, especially when the secrets have to do with computer security. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt claims he’s taken more actions to fight pollution than Obama, but can’t name any

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has accomplished an impressive feat: In only nine months in office, he has done more than any of his predecessors — even more than the divisive Anne Gorsuch under President Ronald Reagan — to roll back the EPA’s crucial functions and create a culture of fear among agency employees […]

Profepa shuts down apartment project

The federal environmental protection agency Profepa has permanently shut down a luxury apartment development in Cancún because its developer failed to obtain the required environmental permits. Profepa also imposed a fine FULL STORY The post Profepa shuts down apartment project appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

7 Ways to Make Your Business Completely Paper-Free

As a small business owner, one of your main priorities is to reduce operating costs. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, a paper free business saves nearly $80 per employee annually by eliminating toners, ink cartridges,...Show More Summary

North Carolina senators oppose Trump’s EPA nominee: reports

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

(Reuters) – North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said. If one more Republican votes against Michael Dourson, he...

Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from NC

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson's nomination at serious risk. Senators...Show More Summary

GOP senators from NC come out against Trump EPA nominee

North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting his nomination at serious risk. Senators Richard Burr … Click to Continue »

Maryland newspaper sues EPA after Trump administration terminates funding

A Maryland newspaper filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week, seeking records that might explain why the agency canceled a grant awarded to the newspaper in January 2016. After awarding the Bay Journal $1.6 million in a competitive grantmaking process, the EPA terminated the grant in August, telling the newspaper that […]

Financial reform’s strongest consumer champion will quit, leaving Trump to pick new watchdog

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray plans to leave the agency several months shy of the expiration of his five-year term, the inaugural head of the newest federal oversight body for the financial industry told staffers in an email Wednesday. “[O]ne thing I have tried to reinforce this year is that the Consumer Bureau […]

CFPB Director Cordray, who sparred with GOP, plans to resign

Richard Cordray, the aggressive first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Wednesday he will leave the agency by the end of the month. Corday was a holdover from … Click to Continue »

Head of Consumer Agency Reviled by Republicans Is Leaving

Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Wednesday he will leave the position by the end of the month. The resignation of Cordray, who was appointed by then-President Obama, will give President Trump a chance to appoint his own director of the powerful agency established...

Cordray Will Step Down from Consumer Post

“Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said that he would leave the agency this month,” the New York Times reports. “Mr. Cordray, a Democrat and a holdover from the Obama administration, was appointed to a five-year [...]

Richard Cordray, Chief of Consumer Protection Agency, to Step Down

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Cordray, whose future had been in doubt since President Trump’s election, is leaving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau several months before the scheduled end of his term.

CFPB Director Richard Cordray Will Step Down Before End of November

Richard Cordray is stepping down as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after spending more than five years building up the Obama-era agency from scratch and fostering it into a powerful regulator.       

Richard Cordray Stepping Down As Head Of U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The embattled director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he will resign by the end of November. Cordray was a frequent target of Republican lawmakers for his tough stance on banks

Climate Litigation Needs to Become a Mass Movement

Things are not going well for the Earth. It goes well beyond the Trump administration’s decision to eventually leave the Paris Agreement and Scott Pruitt’s purge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific experts. Even non-American...Show More Summary

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