You Can Be for Cost-Benefit Analysis or You Can Be for Regulatory Budgeting, But You Can’t be for Both

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform For decades, so-called regulatory “reformers” have backed up their sales pitches with the same basic promise:  Their goal is not to stop regulation per se but to promote smarter ones.  This promise, of course, was always a hollow one.  But it gave...
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Once Again, Benefits of Public Standards and Safeguards Far Outweigh Costs

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By Ronald White, Center for Effective Government The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued an annual report to Congress that finds the benefits of major standards and safeguards far outweigh their costs. It serves as yet another indicator of the value of public protections and...
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Heading in the Right Direction: OSHA Nails Poultry Processor for Ergonomics

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By Matt Shudtz, Center for Progressive Reform Last week, OSHA issued noteworthy citations against a poultry slaughtering facility in Delaware. The agency is using its General Duty Clause to hold Allen Harim Foods in Harbeson, Delaware responsible for ergonomic hazards that plague the entire...
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CFPB Takes on Payment Processors for Facilitating Fraud

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By Rebecca Thiess, Americans for Financial Reform The CFPB recently brought legal action against a number of companies, including Universal Debt & Payment Solutions, for defrauding consumers by using threats, deception, and harassment to collect “phantom debts” that the consumers did not...
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Science/Fiction: Did EPA Determine Whether or Not Fracking Has Led to Widespread, Systematic Impacts to Drinking Water?

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By Briana Mordick, Natural Resources Defense Council “Hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.” Or so says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s press statement announcing the release of the agency’s...
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