The War on Regulation Has Many Fronts, Forthcoming Report Shows

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver Major National Address on Corporate-Backed Deregulation Harming the Public

May 23, 2018

Contact: David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742
Angela Bradbery, abradbery@citizen.org, (202) 588-7741

Our nation’s system of regulatory protections is under attack as never before, according to a forthcoming report from the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS), an alliance of the nation’s leading advocates for stronger public protections and tougher enforcement. The report will be released at an upcoming CSS symposium, “The War on Regulation: Good for Corporations, Bad for the Public,” scheduled for 12-2:30 p.m. EDT on June 5 at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will deliver the keynote address and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will offer closing remarks. Speakers and panelists will discuss the efforts to protect the public from the war on regulation and make the case that a sound system of regulatory safeguards is essential to our economic prosperity and environmental sustainability.

Please save the date and look for an invitation after the Memorial Day weekend with more details. To obtain an embargoed copy of the report, email drosen@citizen.org.

The report is intended to help reporters, policymakers and the public understand the unprecedented scale and scope of the war on regulation by providing an overview of the federal regulatory system and its benefits, clearing up some common misconceptions about regulation and outlining the major fronts of attack. Among them, regulated industries are spending billions to mislead Congress, the administration, the media and the public into supporting a deregulatory agenda while suing to overturn popular protections; Congress is advancing anti-regulatory and deregulatory measures to block vital safeguards; and the Trump administration is being packed with corrupt, anti-government zealots who are rolling back rules, putting corporate profits ahead of protecting the public, attacking science and going easy on corporate criminals.

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