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6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

By EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Today, President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key things every American should know: IT SLASHES

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Posted in Clean Air, Clean Water, Climate, Ecosystem, Energy, Energy, Environment/EPA, Govt-US

Advoacy: Trans-Pacific Partnership

— by Senator Bernie Sanders Since 2001, the United States has lost more than 60,000 factories and millions of decent-paying jobs. Enabled by free trade agreements like NAFTA, corporations shut down factories in this country to move abroad where they

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Posted in Advocacy

Congressional Progressive Caucus Unveils The People’s Budget: A Raise for America

3/18/15: Congressional Progressive Caucus Press Release 8.4 million good paying jobs by 2018 $1.9 trillion investment in America’s future $820 billion infrastructure and transportation improvements WASHINGTON – Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Congressional Activity, Democratic Party, House

The Nuclear Omnicide

— by Harvey Wasserman — We’ve always been worried about the safety of humans, but evidence shows that nuclear disasters, from Three Mile Island to Fukushima, have put the whole global ecosystem at risk. Samplings of 15 tuna caught off

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Posted in Environment/EPA

Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

By the incomparable John Green, who says the following about his sources: “For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, I recommend this series at The Incidental Economist and The Commonwealth Fund’s Study of Health Care Prices in the U.S. Some

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Posted in Economy, Health Care, Health Issues, Medicaid, Medicare, Rate Review
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