Regulatory successes and deregulatory failures powerfully affect the lives of American workers and families as well as businesses and communities throughout the nation. This database contains four types of stories.
Agency Failures: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that failed to do their jobs.
Disaster Stories: Stories of major disasters that have resulted from deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and lax enforcement.
Harmed Americans: Stories involving deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and lax enforcement and the people who were harmed by it.
Success Stories: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that are succeeding and demonstrating leadership in protecting the public — and regulations that are working.
Read the latest entries or search by story type, issue, location, agency, policy, date range or keyword. To contribute an entry to the story bank, please email David Rosen at email@example.com.
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Shirley loved this country but was let down by a broken and ineffective food safety system… Shirley was a determined and energetic woman who was committed to her Minnesota community and an active life with friends and family. After her husband passed away unexpectedly in 1990, Shirley took over the… Continue Reading
We have always been on the lookout for healthy foods our children enjoy. Our youngest son Beck, just under a year-old in 2007, particularly enjoyed puffed corn-and-rice snacks with some vegetable flavoring. We never imagined something that seemed so wholesome would make our child so sick. When Beck began having… Continue Reading
On Dec. 23, on the Upper East Side of New York City, yet another construction worker died. His name has not yet been released, but he was the 31st to die on the job in the city in the past two years. He was working on a nonunion work site,… Continue Reading
Here’s what happens to our drinking water when we don’t regulate and enforce our laws. The Regulatory Accountability Act would make this situation immeasurably worse: For years, the mostly poor, mostly black, rural seat of Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana has struggled with aging infrastructure and deteriorating water quality. The… Continue Reading
The investigation into the poisoning of a family of 10 by lethal phosphine gas shifted almost completely Wednesday to figuring out the details of how a heavily regulated pesticide was obtained by the family’s father. Four of Peter Balderas’ children appear to have died from exposure to gas produced by… Continue Reading
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