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 email@example.com.
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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
When I was about 4, I noticed the thick black smoke pouring out of the industrial smokestacks I saw on the tram ride downtown, and wondered: where did all that black smoke go? Assurances that it “dissipated” (or whatever the 4-year-old word was) were uncompelling even to a small child…. Continue Reading
Shirley loved this country but was let down by a broken and ineffective food safety system… Shirley was a determined and energetic woman who was committed to her Minnesota community and an active life with friends and family. After her husband passed away unexpectedly in 1990, Shirley took over the… Continue Reading
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
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