Regulatory successes and deregulatory failures powerfully affect the lives of American workers and families as well as businesses and communities throughout the nation. This database contains four types of stories.
Agency Failures: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that failed to do their jobs.
Disaster Stories: Stories of major disasters that have resulted from deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and lax enforcement.
Harmed Americans: Stories involving deregulation, no regulation, weak regulation and lax enforcement and the people who were harmed by it.
Success Stories: Stories of agencies, commissions and departments that are succeeding and demonstrating leadership in protecting the public — and regulations that are working.
Read the latest entries or search by story type, issue, location, agency, policy, date range or keyword. To contribute an entry to the story bank, please email David Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has met with families of two men whose deaths were linked to a toxic compound in a widely sold paint stripper, weeks after lawmakers pressed him about an Obama-era rule that would limit sales to consumers. Kathy Davis, the grandmother of a 21-year-old Nashville… Continue Reading
When she began working as a health aide at a clinic in the tiny Arctic village of Nuiqsut, Alaska, Rosemary Ahtuangaruak got into the practice of counting. She counted how many people lived in the Alaska Native village at the time: 323. She counted how many women were expecting children;… Continue Reading
As a songwriter and performer, I have had a chance to tour nationally and internationally over the past year. I have met hundreds of people along the way who have heard about Flint and want to talk to me about my home town. It is heartening to see people care… Continue Reading
My name is Johana Vicente and I have been a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland for more than a decade. I stand before you today as a concerned community member and a proud organizer of Chispa Maryland, a community organizing program of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters growing the… Continue Reading
I did have flashbacks, but they weren’t to the accident. I flashed back to Amtrak’s responses afterward, which were appalling — a combination of callous indifference and phony promises to reform. And to the response of Congress, equally appalling, which was both to delay PTC requirements that would prevent these… Continue Reading
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