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Obama Hits The Gas On Regs

The Hill | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

Groups that closely follow regulations are expecting the Obama administration to continue issuing controversial rules through the midterm elections, d...

Zach Carter

House Passes Bill To Aid Koch Brothers, Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation...

Defenders of Dirty Power Plants Use Doublespeak to Shape Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Few opponents of the federal Clean Power Plan want to stand up and say they favor unlimited carbon pollution. So they're apt to frame their arguments in more clever ways.

Republicans used to support "job killing" minimum wage increases

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The public's opinion of a particular political action is often colored by that person's political affiliation. So when President Barack Obama adopts ...

Will Proposed Airline Rules Really Help Passengers?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

At 36,361 words, the document laying out the latest proposed Transportation Department passenger protection rule is an epic, a few pages longer than Franz Kafka's novella "The Metamorphosis."

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Call For 30 Percent Cut To Power Plant Emissions By 2030

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed standards for power plants will call for a 30 percent cut in emissions by 2030, accordi...

Tiny, Risky, Unlabeled and You're Eating it

Erich Pica | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

The last place we should be putting untested, unregulated nanoparticles is in our food. Yet, according to a groundbreaking new report by Friends of th...

If Taxi Cabs Want Business, They Must Learn to Compete

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Innovation drives progress, and ultimately consumer choice reflects the relative strength or weakness of a particular product.

Zach Carter

You Didn't Even Know These Wall Streeters Were Ripping You Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private equity firms are routinely ripping off their clients, harming pension funds, universities and charitable foundations, according ...

A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

So while the Chinese get to see the benefits of their air quality program almost immediately, we've got to live with some uncertainty. That's the price we pay for the decades of work we've put into cleaning up our air. Well worth the bargain.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Kate Sheppard

Industry Not So Good At Predicting Cost Of Pollution Controls: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Center for American Progress examines some historical industry claims about how much new pollution regulations wou...

A Cancer Drug Could Save This 7-Year-Old. But the Company Behind it Won't Give Him Access.

Jay Scott | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In the end, we are all human beings, and we owe it to these children to share this potentially lifesaving drug. No matter the obstacles in the way, when a child's life is on the line, you do what you have to.

Kate Sheppard

After Chemical Spill, Poll Finds Most West Virginians Want Tougher Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

A large majority of West Virginians think that last month's chemical spill, which left 300,000 residents without access to safe tap water, was a "wake...

From West Virginia to Wall Street, Greed Shows the Need for Tough, Smart Regulation

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

For Freedom Industries, all that matters is the bottom line. Their goal, like that of too many other corporations, is to have as little interference from government as possible so that they can go about their, ahem, business, as they see fit. But it's not just West Virginia where this happens.

Kate Sheppard

West Virginia Democrats Tepid On New Regulations Following Chemical Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians were still without safe tap water Monday after a spill reported on Thursday dumped chemicals us...

Kate Sheppard

In Ironic Twist, Deregulation Group Solicits Aid For West Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians have been without access to clean tap water for five days now, following a chemical spill in the Elk River. T...

Zach Carter

Noam Chomsky: Obama Trade Deal A 'Neoliberal Assault' To Further Corporate 'Domination'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is an "assault," on working people intended to further corporate "domination," accordi...

Kate Sheppard

Coalition To Obama: Reviews For New Regulations Take Too Long

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition representing environmental groups, consumer advocates and unions is calling on the White House to reform the process for rev...

Kate Sheppard

Fox News Accidentally Endorsed Environmental Regulations During Obama Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Fox News likes regulations. That is, Fox likes regulations that the Obama administration reportedly delayed ahead of the 2012 election. In a segme...

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

Regulations Cost More Than We Ever Knew

Taylor Lincoln | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Taylor Lincoln

Yes, it might be true that industry's prognosticators have had a rough patch over the last 40 years or so. But in light of how scary their current forecasts are, shouldn't we just trust them this time around?

Kate Sheppard

Consumer Agency 'Can't Protect People' During Shutdown, Chairwoman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Among the federal agencies hit hardest by the government shutdown is the Consumer Product Safety Commission -- an office no one pays m...

A Day Late and a Dollar Short: SBA Finally Walks Back From Misleading Report on Regulations

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Sidney Shapiro

After handing this Christmas gift to the anti-regulatory forces, SBA's Office of Advocacy owes the public something more than burying a begrudging acknowledgment of the report's weakness on an obscure webpage.