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Why One Scientist Went Public With Her Sexual Harassment Story

In the past few years, sexual harassment in the sciences has become an increasingly visible problem. Disturbing allegations about the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, and the former head of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have all made headlines. Show More Summary

“FCC Has Failed to Protect Voters’ Right to Know Who Is Behind Political Ads in Election 2016”

Release: The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Sunlight Foundation and Benton Foundation today filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to take immediate action against WCPO-TV of Cincinnati for failure to comply with the longstanding public … Continue reading ?

Bridgegate Wrap: PANYNJ Head Says Wildstein was “Culprit” Behind Lane Closings

Bloomberg reports, “Patrick Foye, the head of the agency that runs the George Washington Bridge, testified that he believed employee David Wildstein was the “culprit” behind four days of access lane closings in 2013 but was protected...Show More Summary

Chris Christie ‘Protected’ Culprit in Bridge Lane Closings, Agency Head Testifies

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Patrick J. Foye, said at trial Thursday that he was prevented from questioning an ally of the governor about the closings.

WA: Sound Transit Broke Law by Sharing ORCA Users' Email Addresses, Watchdog Agency's Staff Finds

Sound Transit violated state elections law when it released nearly 173,000 protected email addresses of ORCA transit cardholders to the campaign promoting the $54 billion ballot measure to expand light rail.

Dentsu's Mobile Agency Says a 'Significant Amount' of App-Install Ads Are Fraudulent

Only a couple of years ago, mobile advertising was thought to be fairly safe and protected from most forms of digital advertising fraud, but fraudsters continue to find new loopholes and more sophisticated tactics to infiltrate smartphone-sized...Show More Summary

EPA waives clean gasoline rules after Alabama pipeline spill

The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the federal requirement for cleaner-burning gasoline in 11 states and the District of Columbia in response to a pipeline rupture in Alabama last week … Click to Continue »

Hillary Clinton Pledges To Protect Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Agency In Letter To Wells Fargo Customers

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Hillary Clinton is out with an open letter to Wells Fargo customers, pledging to protect the consumer watchdog set up by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that uncovered the bank’s massive scam. “Our economy depends on a strong and safe banking system to help keep it moving,” Clinton writes in her letter. Show More Summary

Federal agencies instructed on preventing, responding to Zika exposure in their workforces

Federal agencies have been told to take further steps to protect their employees, especially those who are pregnant, from work-related exposure to the Zika virus, including by changing their work arrangements and by being flexible in granting tine off. “As the Zika virus spreads into certain parts of the United States, we must remember that […]

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn’t Cause Cancer

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer. The chemical has been under intense international scrutiny.

A Proposed Third Lane and Bike Lane for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Clear Key Hurdle

Marin Independent Journal reports, “A key bay protection agency gave its approval Thursday for the addition of an eastbound, third traffic lane on the lower deck and a bike lane on the upper deck of the [Richmond-San Rafael Bridge] span. Show More Summary

Water not up to EPA standards brings pork sausage recall

Catawissa, PA-based Bunge’s Meats Thursday recalled an undetermined amount of pork sausage products that were produced with water that did not meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) drinking water standards, according to the U.S. Show More Summary

One Year Later, Here's What's Going On With Volkswagen's Diesel Cheating Crisis

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

On September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced hat using an illegal “defeat device,” Volkswagen’s diesel engines were emitting far more pollution than is legally allowable under federal and state regulations. A year later, few things are resolved. Here’s what owners of these cheating cars need to know. Read more...

EPA says glyphosate, key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, likely not carcinogenic

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said its current position on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is that the chemical is not likely carcinogenic to humans.

IRS chief: Protect my rights in House impeachment inquiry

The panel plans to quiz the commissioner about conservatives' claims that he should be impeached for thwarting congressional investigations into his agency's tough scrutiny of tea party groups seeking tax exemptions. The Judiciary panel...Show More Summary

Is It Time to Retool Regulation for Clean Air, Clean Energy?

Prominent among them is the growing permeation of environmental issues into energy policy and energy issues into environmental policy. On the one hand, for example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been characterized as trying to dictate state and national energy policy in recent rulemakings. Show More Summary

EPA waives summer-grade gasoline requirements for Atlanta, Nashville areas

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waived certain requirements for gasoline in the Atlanta and Nashville areas Wednesday after a disruption on Colonial Pipeline in Alabama.

Federal Agency Issues Guidance Shielding Abuse Survivors From Eviction for Calling Police

Through its guidance, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development clarifies that a city ordinance is in violation of the Fair Housing Act if it has a discriminatory effect on people of a protected class who live in private or...Show More Summary

Why Thousands of Catalytic Converters Are Stolen from Cars Each Year

(Photo: Public domain) Catalytic converters have been standard in most cars since 1975, when the Environmental Protection Agency mandated stricter emissions regulations for automobiles. They're a part of your car that, like an alternator or water pump, you don't think too much about. Show More Summary

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