Shining Light on Regulatory Capture: Four Proposals

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By Sidney Shapiro, Center for Progressive Reform The subject of regulatory capture was back on Capital Hill last week as the result of a briefing sponsored by Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). In 2010, I testified concerning regulatory capture in a Senate hearing chaired by...
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Chamber of Commerce Misleads Power Companies (and Everyone Else) on Clean Power Plan Deadline

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By Benjamin Longstreth, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a paper last week claiming that the Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) also delays (or “tolls”) all of the Plan’s compliance periods, even those that will...
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Environmental Enforcement in the Age of Trump

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By Daniel Farber, Center for Progressive Reform Many thought that the BP Oil Spill would lead to new environmental legislation, as happened after past environmental disasters. That didn’t happen. But something else did happen: BP paid $24 billion in civil and criminal penalties. In an era where...
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Confidence in Safety of Tap Water Is Lower Among People of Color, Poll Finds

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By Grace McRae, Sierra Club The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan and its public health consequences have been in the headlines for months, prompting a national debate over the state of America’s water infrastructure and management. We know that the pollution of all kinds...
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Canada Joins U.S. in Setting Fuel Efficiency and Carbon Pollution Standards for Heavy Trucks

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council The Canadian government will mirror U.S. fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for heavy trucks, according to a joint U.S.-Canadian announcement today. The two-country collaboration in tightening vehicle standards builds on a record...
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