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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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
Rogue drone operators are rapidly becoming a national nuisance, invading sensitive airspace and private property — with the regulators of the nation’s skies largely powerless to stop them. In recent days, drones have smuggled drugs into an Ohio prison, smashed against a Cincinnati skyscraper, impeded efforts to fight wildfires in… Continue Reading
For the second year in a row, a harmful algae bloom is beginning to form in Lake Erie — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted that this year’s algae bloom could rival that of 2011, the most severe bloom on record. During that record bloom, close to… Continue Reading
President Obama just unveiled his Clean Power Plan, which will improve our economy through the creation of jobs for hard-working Americans in a new energy economy — while improving the health of our families and their communities. Dr. Hemant Sindhu—president of the Committee of Residents and Interns, an SEIU union… Continue Reading
Most small businesses support President Obama’s clean energy rules for power plants, a coalition of environmentally friendly small-business groups contends. […] John Arensmeyer, CEO of Small Business Majority, said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, released Monday, is an essential step in encouraging new innovations while addressing climate… 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.