California Is Preparing To Defend Its Waters From Trump Order

By Jane Kay, Revealnews.org -

In its first act to shield California from the Trump administration’s repeal of regulations, the state’s water board has prepared its own rules protecting wetlands and other waters. The proposed [...]

Trump Picks FERC Official With Potential Conflicts Of Interest

By Mark Hand, Thinkprogress.org -

By choosing a longtime corporate attorney to head the nation’s top energy regulatory agency, President Donald Trump stuck to his practice of nominating officials riddled with potential conflicts [...]

California Regulations May Hinder Trump Effort To Renew Offshore Drilling

By Ellen Knickmeyer, Talkingpointsmemo.com -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the decades since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara tarred sea-life and gave rise to the U.S. environmental movement, politicians and environmental activists have built [...]

Activist Victory Forces EPA To Regulate Neurotoxin

By Alexandra Jacobo , Nationofchange.org -

A federal appeals court in California this week ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must update their antiquated federal lead regulations within 90 days. Advocates for the change [...]

Net Neutrality Reg Rollback Riles Religious Groups

By John Eggerton, broadcastingcable.com -

By John Eggerton for B& C - Religious groups are calling on FCC chairman Ajit Pai not to eliminate the bright-line network neutrality rules, which he has proposed doing at the FCC's Dec. 14 [...]

New Rules Are Killing Community Banks, Public Banks Can Revive Them

By Ellen Brown, ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown for Web of Debt Blog - At his confirmation hearing in January 2017, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said, “regulation is killing community banks.” If the process is not [...]

Secret NAFTA Negotiations Threaten Climate Regulation

By Staff, www.foe.org -

By Staff of Friends of the Earth - Prime Minister Trudeau seeks to preserve a “reformed” but still environmentally dangerous investment chapter in NAFTA. Canada has faced 38 NAFTA Chapter 11 [...]

Federal Bank Regulator Drops A Bombshell As Corporate Media Snoozes

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, www.wallstreetonparade.com -

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens for Wall Street On Parade - Last Monday, Thomas Hoenig, the Vice Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), sent a stunning letter to the Chair [...]

Newly Released “Monsanto Papers” Add To Questions Of Regulatory Collusion

By Carey Gillam, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Carey Gillam for The Huffington Post - Four months after the publication of a batch of internal Monsanto Co. documents stirred international controversy, a new trove of company records was [...]

Biomass Industry’s Hollow Self-Regulatory Scheme Has Been Exposed

By Adam Macon and Sasha Stashwick, www.alternet.org -

By Adam Macon and Sasha Stashwick for AlterNet - If we want clean air and a livable planet, cutting down trees for fuel is one of the most counterproductive things we can do. Standing forests are [...]

Secret Industry Teams Rolling Back Regulations For Trump Admin

By Robert Faturechi and Danielle Ivory, www.propublica.org -

By Robert Faturechi for ProPublica and Danielle Ivory for The New York Times - We’ve found many appointees with potential conflicts of interest, including two who might personally profit if [...]

Jeff Sessions’ Alternative Facts About Marijuana

By Tony Newman, www.alternet.org -

By Tony Newman for AlterNet - Attorney General Jeff Sessions became the second member of the Trump administration in less than a week to provide “alternative facts” and backward analysis when it [...]

Coalition Sues Challenging Trumps Order On Removing Regulations

By Phillip Ellis, www.earthjustice.org -

By Phillip Ellis for Earthjustice - Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Communications Workers of America represented by Earthjustice sued the Trump [...]

Trump Moves To Aggressively Protect Wall Street

By Justin Sink, Elizabeth Dexheimer, and Katherine Chiglinsky, www.bloomberg.com -

By Justin Sink, Elizabeth Dexheimer, and Katherine Chiglinsky for Bloomberg - President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 [...]

Trump Pushing Koch Industries’ Bill To Hobble Regulatory Agencies

By Steve Horn, www.desmogblog.com -

By Steve Horn for Desmog Blog - The OMB pointed toward the myriad existing safeguards that already ensure regulatory agency accountability, including the federal court system, the fact that many [...]

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