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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U.S. veteran Paul A. Schwarz, Jr. died from eating a piece of cantaloupe in a fruit cup—all because of a lack of food-safety protections. The Regulatory Accountability Act would block protections that might have saved his life. Read more at Natural Resources Defense Council.
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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.