Regulation

Delay in Climate Action Means 'No Non-Radical Options Left on the Table'

Delay in Climate Action Means 'No Non-Radical Options Left on the Table'
“We have procrastinated for so long and allowed carbon emissions to rise year after year so there are no non-radical options left on the table. We cannot do this without radical changes to our political and economic system. This was not always so.”
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WHO: E-Cigs Not Healthy Panacea Tobacco Companies Tout

WHO: E-Cigs Not Healthy Panacea Tobacco Companies Tout
Vaping is being sold as a risk-free alternative to traditional smoking. But the relatively new technology carries risks all its own.
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Eyes Focused on Keystone, But Rail Cars Move More, and More Dangerously

Eyes Focused on Keystone, But Rail Cars Move More, and More Dangerously
Rail cars move more oil than pipelines like the proposed Keystone XL. And the cargo is much more concentrated. The combination spells (spills) disaster.
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Fox in the Henhouse: NY Gov Lets Mortgage Lobbyist Police Subprime Scandal

Fox in the Henhouse: NY Gov Lets Mortgage Lobbyist Police Subprime Scandal
New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has brought on a banking industry lobbyist as his chief policer of the banks that brought on the subprime crisis that tanked the nation's economy. Methinks he might go a little light on his banking buddies.
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Tax Dollars, Lax Scholars: Michigan Spends $1B/Year on Charter Schools with Little Accountability

Tax Dollars, Lax Scholars: Michigan Spends $1B/Year on Charter Schools with Little Accountability
The Freep has a story about how the state of Michigan opened up the floodgates for charter schools, refused to properly oversee them, and instead created an environment in which money flows from tax coffers into private pockets with very little accountability. Unfortunately, Michigan is not an anomaly.
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Fido's FDA: Agency Fights to Make Pet Feed Safer

Fido's FDA: Agency Fights to Make Pet Feed Safer
Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer.
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Cute Patrol: Online Puppy Providers to Face Federal Scrutiny

Cute Patrol: Online Puppy Providers to Face Federal Scrutiny
The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet with new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.
The rules announced Tuesday would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies online, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale animal breeders.
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Why Wall Street Wants to Keep the Focus on Eliot Spitzer's Predilection for Prostitutes

 Why Wall Street Wants to Keep the Focus on Eliot Spitzer's Predilection for Prostitutes
Before Eliot Spitzer’s infamous resignation as governor of New York in March 2008, he was one of the fiercest champions against Wall Street corruption, in a state that had some of the toughest legislation for controlling the banks. It may not be a coincidence that the revelation of his indiscretions with a high-priced call girl came less than a month after he published an editorial admonishing predatory lending.
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Lack of Regulation Driving College Costs Through the Roof

Lack of Regulation Driving College Costs Through the Roof
The cost of college continues to rise. Why? Too little government.
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Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion

Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion
President Obama plans new rules for chemical plants after federal regulators were unable to prevent a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer facility in April. Via executive order, Obama has tasked federal agencies with the scoping out new ways to increase safety.
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