Informed debates on regulatory issues must include the perspectives of those who benefit from strong and effective public protections — as well as those who suffer as a result of deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and non-enforcement.
Regulatory successes and deregulatory failures powerfully affect the lives of American workers and families as well as businesses and communities throughout the nation. These are their stories.
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On March 22, over 250 residents of the town of Dallas, North Carolina, gathered at nearby Gaston College for the state Department of Environmental Quality’s hearing on the risk classification for the GG Allen coal ash ponds. It was an intense evening, with over two hours of thoughtful, impassioned testimony… Continue Reading
“You have to understand the rural way of life: People sat on their porch and enjoyed the air, and they talked to each other. Now they live across the street or down the road from the landfill and it smells … People no longer let their grandchildren play in the… Continue Reading
Organohalogen flame retardants are associated with serious human health problems, including cancer, reproductive issues and developmental impairments. They’re released from everyday household products into the air and dust; as a result, more than 97 percent of U.S. residents have measurable quantities of organohalogen flame retardants in their blood. Children and… Continue Reading
My name is Caleb Sneeringer, and I worked for Walgreens for six years. I was first hired in 2008 as an assistant manager, and in 2010 I was promoted to executive assistant manager—my first salaried position with Walgreens. I earned a salary of $46,000 and was scheduled for 45 hours… Continue Reading
Carlos Moncayo knew a thing or two about safety. The 22-year-old Ecuadoran immigrant to New York City had scraped together $500 to get 26 hours of OSHA training in safe construction practices. If only his employers had paid similar attention to workplace safety, Carlos would not have been buried alive,… Continue Reading
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About the Story Types
Agency Failures: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that have failed to do their job.
Agency Successes: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that are succeeding and demonstrating leadership in protecting the public.
Disaster Stories: Stories of major disasters that have resulted from deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and non-enforcement.
Personal Beneficiaries: Stories of individuals and who have benefited from strong and effective regulation.
Playing by the Rules: Stories of individuals and businesses who have succeeded by respecting the regulatory process or by innovating in response to higher standards.
Success Stories: Stories involving regulations, rules and safeguards that are protecting the public, working and benefiting society.
Warning Signs: Stories involving deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and non-enforcement that could lead to more serious problems down the road.
Witnesses to Disaster: Stories of individuals who were witnesses to or victims of corporate wrongdoing, deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation or non-enforcement.