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More than 100 groups demand EPA conduct dioxin testing in areas impacted by East Palestine derailment

(Source: River Valley Organizing press release, March 13, 2023) Today, River Valley Organizing and more than 100 groups from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and across the country sent a joint letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and other EPA leadership with expert recommendations on how to test for dioxins in East Palestine, Ohio and other…

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DOL nominee Julie Su fights for confirmation

(Source: The Guardian, March 12, 2023) Julie Su has come a long way since she first made headlines in 1995 when she, then just 26 years old, was lead lawyer for 72 Thai workers who were essentially kept in slavery, toiling 18 hours a day at a sweatshop just outside Los Angeles. Full story: The Guardian

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Disasters happen when businesses put profits above people

(Source: Iowa Capital Dispatch, March 11, 2023) Businesses, left to their own devices, will pursue their own self-interests, denying the evidence of detrimental impacts and fighting against regulations requiring pneumatic brakes or adding stronger tank cars on trains carrying hazardous chemicals. It’s why we need child labor laws and worker’s compensation insurance. The power of…

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