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27 May 2012, 9:30 pm by Jerry Ellig and Patrick A. McLaughlin
How well do federal agencies conduct the regulatory analysis required in Executive Order 12866 and use it to make decisions? [read post]
17 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Eric Lorber
Since the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA), which facilitates the integration of unmanned aerial aircraft into American airspace, government watchdogs have voiced concerns about whether the use of these aircraft by police for surveillance purposes violates the due process rights of U.S. citizens. [read post]
19 Jun 2011, 6:00 am by Cary Coglianese
Watching this week's Republican presidential debate, it appears there's a new way to describe regulation: murder. [read post]
18 Jul 2012, 9:29 pm by Nancy Nord and Anne Northup
Government agencies should review their rules regularly to ensure that those rules impose the lowest reasonable burden on Americans consistent with fulfilling the agency’s statutory objectives. [read post]
21 Feb 2012, 9:30 pm by Sam Batkins and Dan Goldbeck
President Obama’s recently released budget for FY 2013 treats environment protection, financial reform, and health care as the administration’s regulatory priorities.The Environmental Protection Agency’s discretionary budget request for FY 2013 is $8.3 billion. [read post]
13 Jun 2012, 9:30 pm by David Harrington
At  a recent House subcommittee hearing, arguments about how to balance economic growth with environmental health and safety focused  on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” an innovative way to extract natural gas from underground shale.The hearing featured testimony from representatives from federal, state, and local officials as well as a university scientist. [read post]
20 Jun 2012, 9:30 pm by Erin Ryan
In just a matter of days, the Supreme Court will decide what some believe will be among the most important cases in American history. [read post]
2 Sep 2013, 11:30 pm by Theodore Ruger
Last summer, the Supreme Court put its money where its mouth was in terms of federalism doctrine in its landmark decision about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in NFIB v. [read post]
19 May 2013, 9:30 pm by John Walke
Congressional Republicans have attacked the Obama administration by accusing federal agencies of engaging in collusive litigation practices with public interest groups (pejoratively dubbed “sue-and-settle”). [read post]
14 Dec 2011, 12:00 am by Dick Munson
By harvesting the nation’s vast energy-efficiency opportunities, the Obama Administration can spur meaningful reductions in power sector greenhouse gas emissions while saving American families and businesses money, creating jobs at home, and securing reductions in all air pollutants. [read post]
8 Aug 2012, 9:30 pm by Maxwell Blum
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, reported to Congress last week that the agency will not institute a debt forgiveness program despite requests from top Obama Administration officials. [read post]
6 Sep 2015, 10:50 pm by RegBlog
Today is Labor Day, a national holiday in the United States. [read post]
15 May 2012, 9:30 pm by Samson Chen
Demand for spectrum—the government-controlled airwaves used to transmit wireless signals—is at an all-time high. [read post]
29 Oct 2012, 9:30 pm by Aaron Ellias
The U.S. steel industry won a decisive victory against Chinese trade controls earlier this month when an appeals panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) found that China had violated trade rules by placing restrictions on the importation of certain forms of steel from the United States. [read post]
4 Jun 2013, 9:30 pm by Brian Ryoo
Federal regulations from the last ten years, though costly, could potentially generate almost a trillion dollars in net benefits. [read post]
5 Sep 2013, 5:00 am by Christina Reichert
To reduce international mobile roaming prices, can countries regulate through bilateral or multi-lateral agreements without violating their trade obligations? [read post]
7 Sep 2011, 12:00 am by RegBlog
Along with the other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney would make regulatory reform one of his top priorities if elected, according to a plan his campaign released yesterday. [read post]
The potential of the retrospective review of rules adopted by federal agencies has been hailed by both the right and the left as a way to improve regulation and increase efficiency: by collecting information on what works and what does not, we can make better choices in the future. [read post]
7 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Sean Moloney
A coalition of federal agencies and five states intends to deploy nearly $600 million, drawn from a $1 billion fund financed by BP, to pay for twenty-eight new early restoration projects across the Gulf Coast. [read post]