Chemical Hazards in Your Backyard

Two years after the West, TX, explosion, information on chemical risks remains hard to access. Do you know what's in your backyard?

IRS Budget Cuts Leave Phones Ringing

Slashing the IRS budget means fewer services for taxpayers and less aggressive enforcement against tax dodgers.

Burning Our Bridges

Our new report calls for tax fairness -- not corporate tax cuts -- to fund repairs to our bridges, dams, roads, and more.

Offshore Tax Dodgers Hurt Small Businesses

When multinational corporations dodge their taxes, small businesses and individuals are left to foot the bill.

Inequality and the Estate Tax

There's a lot of confusion about the estate tax. Click to learn about this important tool for fighting wealth inequality.

Strong State Chemical Policies at Risk

Some efforts to revise our primary national chemical safety law threaten stronger state chemical policies – and our health.

New Posts

Apr 24, 2015

House Gives $334 Billion Tax Break to 25 Richest Americans

The House of Representatives gave 25 of the nation’s billionaires a $334 billion tax break on April 16 when it voted 240-179 to repeal the estate tax. The nearly 100-year old tax raises $27 ...

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Apr 23, 2015

Thousands of New Yorkers Take a Direct Role in City’s Budget Process

Last week, thousands of New York City residents completed an eight month-long participatory budget process in which they voted on how to allocate $25 million of their ...

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Apr 20, 2015

Toxic Chemical Plagues Cleanup Crews Five Years after BP Oil Spill Disaster

Five years ago, an offshore oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The BP oil ...

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Apr 20, 2015

There Are Big Flaws in Our Main Chemical Safety Law. The Shimkus Bill Won’t Fix Them.

Every day, we are exposed to chemicals in our shampoo, body wash, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, lotion, and much more. We expect our ...

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Resources & Research

Chemical Hazards in Your Backyard

Local communities in many areas of the country seem unaware and unprepared to deal with chemical emergencies. As the number of chemical facilities increases and population centers expand, as plants age and inspection ...

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Burning Our Bridges: Cutting Offshore Tax Rates Won't Fund Our Infrastructure or Create Jobs

This report identifies the 26 U.S. corporations with the largest stockpiles of untaxed ...

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Reducing Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals: Stronger State Health Protections at Risk

In 1976, the United States enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address public concerns about the ...

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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2015

We conducted our second annual analysis of the performance of the 15 federal agencies that consistently receive the most Freedom of Information Act requests. Most agencies ...

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