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Environmental Regulation

Get Ready For A Summer Of Attacks On Obama's Climate Change Rules

Reuters | Roberta Rampton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

This summer is likely to see a series of attacks by industry opponents of a U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants in a bid to stir vote...

How Environmental Regulation Could Use Industrial Design to Save the Planet

Drew Hendricks | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Drew Hendricks

When people are forced to follow the rules, a lot of them refuse to budge or push back. However, if the issue can be reframed, shall we say, the regulations could be a lot more effective.

Obama 2.0 and Regulation: Looking Forward, Mindful of the Past

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Rena Steinzor

President Obama’s reelection holds the possibility of great progress for public health, safety, and the environment — if, and only if, he recognizes the importance of these issues and stops trying to placate his most implacable opponents.

Private Profit, Public Risk

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Strong regulations and proper enforcement can prevent disasters from happening. The cost of regulatory compliance should be born by the companies engaging in these activities and not by the public.

Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

The System Isn't Broken; It Was Built This Way

Carl Gibson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Carl Gibson

Where in the world can we go to get an accurate picture of where capitalism will inevitably lead us 20 to 30 years down the road? Communist China, ironically.

Don't Koch Block the Debate

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

In response to my offer to a debate or public discussion, the Koch brothers, hiding behind their attorney, wrote, "We are confused about what there is to debate." Well, I'll tell you.

Buffett: Business Can't Take 'Shortcuts' On This

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

What's bad for the environment is also bad for the bottom line. That's what Warren Buffett is arguing in the latest sustainability report from John...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Obama Cheers On EPA

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

Seeking to draw clear lines between himself and a field of Republican presidential hopefuls who have been openly hostile to environmental regulations ...

Rebuking Reins: Why Members Of The House Must Oppose The Regulations From The Executive In Need Of Scrutiny Act

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Innocuously titled and intentionally cumbersome, the REINS Act would make it nearly impossible for federal agencies to protect Americans' health or the environment in the future.

Companies Inconsistent On Consequences Of 'Regulatory Overreach'

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Large and small companies have told Republican-led congressional committees what the party wants to hear: dire predictions of plant...

Lucia Graves

Blame The EPA: Rick Perry Says Environmental Regulations Caused Loss Of 500 Energy-Related Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), the frontrunner in the GOP presidential primary, said that the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollutio...

Earth Day 41 Years Later: Can We Still Afford to Protect the Environment?

Steve Hallett and John Wright | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Steve Hallett and John Wright

If environmental regulations are such a burden to economic growth, why do the countries with the strictest environmental regulations tend to be the wealthiest and most stable?

Imbalanced: New Gingrich on the Environmental Protection Agency

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Former House Speaker and likely presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich believes business is being unfairly burdened by environmental regulations. But he has it backwards.

No Leader On Climate Change As Nations Prepare For Major Summit

nytimes.com | NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS -- Economists point to powerhouse countries like India to illustrate the hurdles facing some 100 world leaders due to gather in New Yor...

EPA Scraps Bush-Era Smog Rule And Will Start Over

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping a controversial Bush-era rule that set stricter limits for smog but fell short of ...