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The Health and Safety of America’s Workers Is at Risk

, executive director

We’ve made great progress, but the Trump administration is intent on rolling back protections and favoring industry interests over the public interest. Read more >

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Workers make repairs in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Photo: US Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox

We Must Protect the Workers Who Will Rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

, executive director

Safeguarding workers’ health and safety must not be an afterthought as Texas grapples with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Read more >

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President Trump’s Budget Leaves Workers Behind

, executive director

Budgets reflect priorities; they also reflect values. And the Trump Administration has signaled where it stands loud and clear via its agency appointments (Scott Pruitt, need we say more?) and its FY18 budget proposals. We have already said plenty about what the proposed cuts to the EPA budget mean for public health and the environment.

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Trump Administration Delays Protections for Construction and Shipyard Workers, Weakens Beryllium Rule

, executive director

Beryllium is a very dangerous material. It’s a carcinogen and the cause of chronic beryllium disease, a devastating illness. Now a new proposal is out to “modify” (read “weaken”) protections for workers exposed to beryllium in construction and shipyards. Read more >

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The Regulatory Accountability Act Subverts Science and Must Be Stopped

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Today, just four days after hundreds of thousands of people marched for science, the Senate introduced a bill that would substitute politics for scientific judgment in every decision the government makes about public health and the environment. If enacted, the legislation would cripple the government’s ability to effectively carry out laws that protect us, putting everyone at more risk, especially communities of color and low-income communities that are more exposed to threats. Read more >

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