What Brett Kavanaugh On Supreme Court Could Mean For Climate Regulations

By Marianne Lavelle, Insideclimatenews.org -

In his dozen years on the federal appeals court that hears the most disputes over government regulatory power, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has compiled an extensive record of skepticism toward the [...]

When A Pipeline Runs Afoul Of Government Rules, Authorities Change Rules

By Kate Mishkin and Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail, and Beena Raghavendran, in ProPublica. -

A week ago, the federal government halted work on a massive pipeline project that runs from Northern West Virginia through Southern Virginia. The government said it had no choice but to order [...]

European Court Of Justice: Gene-Editing Will Be Regulated In Same Way As GMOs

By Staff, Sustainablepulse.com -

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today published its ruling on the legal status of food and feed crops derived from certain new genetic modification techniques. It gave clear confirmation that [...]

Corporate Media Protects Racists, Regulating Regulators & Post-Slavery Freedom Fight

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

This week on Act Out! When a regulatory institution doesn't regulate – but rather rubber stamps dirty energy projects for fossil fuel companies destroying our land, air and water - what tactics [...]

Study: EPA Being Reshaped To Serve Industry

By Neela Banerjee, Insideclimatenews.org -

Under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency has veered so far from its foundational mission of protecting human health and the environment that it faces the highest risk [...]

Hawaii Could Become The First State To Ban Chlorpyrifos

By Will Caron, Hawaiiindependent.net -

A bill that would put in place several different regulations on industrial agricultural restricted pesticide use has passed it’s biggest hurdle on the way to becoming a groundbreaking law. [...]

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 [...]

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