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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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
A Tennessee man has testified he won’t drink well water at his house near a coal-fired power plant because officials found a harmful chemical in it in 2015. Albert Hudson testified Tuesday at a federal trial in Nashville. The Tennessee Clean Water Network and Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association sued the… 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.
Victims & 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.