All News Articles for 2020-05-20

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testifies during a hearing titled "Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency" in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Al Drago/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) EPA Chief Says Trump's Evisceration of Regulations "Make Things Better"—But Forgets to Add "For Polluters"
"For Wheeler to claim these rollbacks were for the good of the nation is absurd and insulting," says environmental leader.
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Colorado residents joined the National Day of Mourning on Wednesday with a vigil urging Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) to "put people first and support the HEROES Act." National Day of Mourning Slams Trump and GOP's Failed Covid-19 Response as US Death Toll Nears 100,000
"We need to drive home to this administration that Trump's lies and inadequate response to this pandemic have had real, fatal consequences."
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Image: Global Green New Deal Naomi Klein and Arundhati Roy Help Launch Global Green New Deal Project With Worldwide Invitation
"The time to build the future we deserve is now, and international solidarity is the tool we need to begin its construction."
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Two-Thirds of Interior Dept Meetings Attended by Fossil Fuel Interests as Trump Lavishes Industry With Covid Relief: Report
"With energy corporations mounting an intense lobbying campaign to receive emergency bailouts from the government, it is important to know who has the ear of the Trump administration."
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The Dow Chemical logo is shown on a building in downtown Midland, home of the Dow Chemical Company corporate headquarters, December 10th, 2015 in Midland, Michigan. Recent news reports have indicated a possible merger between Dow and DuPont. After Dams Fail, Dow Admits Floodwaters in Midland, Michigan 'Commingling' With Toxic Chemical Storage Ponds
"This has the potential to be a major environmental disaster."
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'Ticking Time Bomb': Corporate Lawyers Openly Discussing Suing Nations Over Profits Lost to Covid-19 Measures
"It's so unbelievably shocking to see corporate lawyers actively discussing having foreign investors use ISDS to challenge countries over their coronavirus lockdown measures, and try to extract 'expected future profits' from them."
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Climate change activists from the group "No Going Back—another world is possible," took part in a social distancing protest on May, 4 2020 in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom. After Coronavirus Triggers 17% Emissions Drop, Experts Say Only 'Fundamental Structural Change' Can Save Humanity's Future
The research "underscores a simple truth," says climate scientist Michael Mann. "Individual behavior alone ...won't get us there."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves after a press briefing at the State Department on May 20, 2020. Lavish Taxpayer-Funded Dinners Hosted by Pompeo Spark Concern Over Real Purpose
"The CEO of Chick-fil-A is not someone I would say is involved in foreign policy."
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"They Don't Care for Our Lives": McDonald's Workers Strike Across US to Demand Better Protections From Covid-19
Organizers say scores of McDonalds workers have tested positive for Covid-19 in at least 16 states, but the company often doesn't notify employees when their coworkers are sick.
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Walter Barton 'They Are Executing an Innocent Man!': Final Words of Walter Barton Spark Fresh Demand for End to US Death Penalty
"The only way to avoid executing an innocent person is to abolish the death penalty altogether."
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Small Business Owners to McConnell: Stop Using Our Plight to Push for Covid-19 Corporate Immunity
"With this perverse cost-shift, corporate immunity could result in only the most irresponsible corporations surviving the pandemic."
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"He Doesn't Want You to Vote": Trump Threatens to Block Funding to Michigan for Sending Absentee Ballot Forms to All Voters Amid Covid-19
"Blackmailing states to prevent them from holding a fair election in November."
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'Staggeringly Cruel': With 36 Million Newly Out of Work, Trump Says He's Willing to Let Boosted Unemployment Benefits Expire
"This is the worst economic crisis in 100 years and Donald Trump is doubling down on Herbert Hoover's economic playbook and pushing workers to risk their health for his political benefit."
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'The Corruption Is on Full Display: Trump Executive Order Directs All Agencies to Gut Business Regulations Amid Covid-19
"Trump's corporate-friendly executive order aimed at rolling back even more regulations that protect the public is just the latest sign that his solution to the pandemic is the opposite of what the public needs."
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