Supreme Court Case On Farmworker Protections Could Harm All Regulation

By Sam Knight, Truthout. -

The legacy of Cesar Chavez has been getting another look in recent months. In January, President Joe Biden placed a bust of the 20th-century labor leader in the Oval Office, giving journalists [...]

Oil Industry Exploits Pandemic As Excuse To Dodge Federal Regulations, Fees

By Erik Molvar, Counterpunch. -

In an act of appalling hubris, the oil and gas industry is asking the federal government to loosen enforcement of federal regulations on public lands in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Regulators Finally Crack Down On Wells Fargo

By Phil Mattera, Dcreport.org -

It took three years but a leading U.S. regulator finally got tough with probably the most lawless large U.S. financial institution. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an arm of the [...]

Group Wins Landmark Case Against Super PACs In Alaska

By  Jacob Wolinsky, Valuewalk.com -

Today, in a historic ruling, the non-profit group Equal Citizens obtained a judicial ruling that, for the first time since Citizens United, could restore limits on donations to Super PACs and [...]

California Illegal Pot Seizures Top $1.5 Billion In Value

By Staff, Huffpost.com -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities seized more than $1.5 billion worth of illegally grown marijuana plants in California this year — an amount an industry expert said is roughly equal to the state’s [...]

DC Court Of Appeals Requires Environmental Review For Implementation Of 5G

By Staff, Ehtrust.org -

A federal appeals court has vacated and remanded the “arbitrary and capricious” Federal Communications Commission’s decision to allow AT&T Inc., Verizon, and other wireless carriers, cell phone [...]

After Second Deadly Crash, Regulators Say Trucks Leaking Fracked Gas Cargo Are Fine

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

Last Friday, October 11, a “Virtual Pipeline” truck carrying compressed natural gas crashed on a highway in Orange, Massachusetts, killing the driver, leaking the potent greenhouse gas methane [...]

Did North Dakota Regulators Hide An Oil And Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez?

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

In July 2015 workers at the Garden Creek I Gas Processing Plant, in Watford City, North Dakota, noticed a leak in a pipeline and reported a spill to the North Dakota Department of Health that [...]

Exposed: State Department Official Posted In Nazi Charlottesville Chats

By Chris Schiano, Unicorn Riot  -

Washington, DC – Today, an investigation by reporter Michael Hayden for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s Hatewatch revealed that US State Department official Matthew Q. Gebert has been [...]

A Rogue Regulator Worth Reading

By Libbe HaLevy, Beyondnuclearinternational.org -

If that unequivocal statement by former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair Greg Jaczko were the only “confession” he made, it would be powerful enough. But in his recently published [...]

80,000 Chileans March To Legalize Medical Marijuana, Regulate Recreational Use

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Thousands of Chileans demonstrated Saturday in the center of Santiago to demand immediate changes to the way medical and recreational cannabis is regulated and accessed. The fifteenth "Cultivate [...]

SC Regulators Slap Down Duke Energy Rate Increase, Call Executives ‘Tone Deaf’

By Haley Walters, The Greenville News By Andrew Brown, Postandcourier.com -

State utility regulators on Wednesday reduced a proposed rate increase that would have affected 591,000 Duke Energy customers in the Upstate, and called executives of the energy company "tone [...]

European Court Of Justice Orders EU Regulators To Publicly Release Secret Industry Glyphosate Studies

By Staff, Sustainablepulse.com -

Glyphosate is a chemical product used in pesticides which are plant protection products and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the EU. Glyphosate was included on the list of active [...]

This EPA Rule Change Could Kill Thousands

By Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords.org -

While Americans were quietly preparing to ring in the New Year, the EPA gave families a deadly present to start the year off wrong. On December 28, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a [...]

Attacking Monopoly Power Can Be Stunningly Good Politics, Survey Finds

By David Dayen, Theintercept.com -

ON MONDAY, THE Open Markets Institute released new evidence of increased corporate concentration in 32 different industries, from cellphone providers (where four firms control 98 percent of the [...]