Release: New consumer guide warns against use of ‘medical credit cards’
Updated 2023 mid-hurricane season resource guide: data, resources & interview opportunities
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Statement: US Postal Service’s electric vehicle purchases will help deliver a cleaner future
USPS to announce a significant increase in electric vehicle purchases
New report links beef raised with critically important antibiotics to McDonald’s
Investigative journalists allege U.S. beef producers use antibiotics World Health Organization deems most valuable to humans
New Superbugs in Stock report: grocery stores failing to stop antibiotic overuse in meat supply chains
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
Statement: EPA targets two toxic PFAS chemicals under Superfund law
Hazardous designation would speed cleanup of dangerous PFOA and PFOS
Statement: Important hospital patient safety measure won’t be ‘suppressed’ as originally planned
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ensured a safer future for millions of American patients late Monday with the release of its final rule on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The final rule excludes a proposed provision that would have “suppressed” the calculation and publication of the CMS Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite (Patient Safety Indicator 90), which reveals how well hospitals have prevented serious patient injury.
Statement: Equifax must be held accountable for mishandling consumer data yet again
According to the Wall Street Journal, Equifax sent to lenders millions of incorrect credit scores for consumers applying for auto loans, mortgages and credit cards. The Journal reports that the scores, sent during a three-week period from mid-March through early April, were sometimes off by 20 points or more in either direction. The Journal says Equifax called the error a “technology coding issue.” We’re calling on regulators to investigate Equifax to get to the bottom of this.
Statement: Climate deal would reinstate much needed ‘polluter pays’ tax on oil industry
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia have reached a deal on a reconciliation bill that, among major climate and energy efficiency provisions, includes an oil excise tax to fund Superfund toxic waste site cleanups nationwide. If passed, this bill would reinstate one of several “polluter pays” taxes that was allowed to lapse 26 years ago.
Statement: Inflation Reduction Act could be a ‘game changer’ for climate and clean energy
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia have reached a deal on a reconciliation bill that would represent the nation’s largest ever investment in clean energy and climate solutions.
Biden promises action on climate change during event at former coal plant
President Joe Biden took his campaign to slow down climate change and speed up our transition to clean energy to the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant on Wednesday.