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9 Nov 2011, 12:00 am by Sebastian Rowland
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its schedule to develop regulations for the disposal of wasterwater from hydraulic fracturing – known as fracking, for short. [read post]
18 Nov 2012, 9:30 pm by Cailin Lechner
A Senate bill introduced in August could reshape U.S. administrative law, further burdening an already sluggish rulemaking process but perhaps paving the way for more coordinated and streamlined federal policies, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). [read post]
8 May 2011, 9:53 am by Cary Coglianese
“Open government” is one of those bumper sticker phrases with which nearly everyone agrees. [read post]
10 Jul 2012, 9:30 pm by Steve Kelman
It is a sad fact that the tradition Jim Wilson represented in political science – the study of government organizations that took them seriously both as organizations and as parts of the political system – has largely died out in the discipline. [read post]
9 Oct 2013, 9:43 pm by Jane Hwang
Amid the ongoing debate over gun-control laws, Virginia has become the first state to establish an internet-based firearms tracing program to help state and local law enforcement officials. [read post]
1 Oct 2013, 9:30 pm by Jessica Bassett
Although many people consider honeybees a nuisance when they interfere with summer picnics or threaten to inflict painful stings, the world’s food supply actually depends on honeybees. [read post]
20 Oct 2013, 9:33 pm by Stuart Shapiro and Debra Borie-Holtz
Congress is currently considering more than a dozen regulatory reform bills that would modify the procedures by which executive branch agencies issue new regulations. [read post]
9 Sep 2012, 9:30 pm by Michael Frakes and Melissa Wasserman
Responding to years—arguably decades—worth of cries to repair our “broken” patent system, Congress recently enacted the America Invents Act (AIA), which provides for the first major overhaul of the patent system in nearly sixty years. [read post]
31 Jul 2013, 9:30 pm by Kara Cheever
Commercial and industrial buildings are one of the largest consumers of energy in the United States – accounting for roughly fifty percent of the nation’s total energy consumption and imposing more than $400 billion in costs, according to the U.S. [read post]
13 May 2012, 9:30 pm by David Vogel
Beginning around 1990, a significant transatlantic shift in the relative stringency of risk regulations of the United States and the European Union occurred. [read post]
6 Aug 2012, 9:30 pm by Christopher H. Foreman, Jr.
I once undertook to assist my younger son Paul with his undergraduate senior thesis, an endeavor that led to a day spent in each of two federal libraries. [read post]
11 Oct 2013, 7:30 am by Daniel E. Walters
With over a week of shutdown behind us, the effects are clearly beginning to be felt in regulatory circles. [read post]
11 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Lauren-Kelly Devine
As tax season comes into full swing, so-called “tax professionals”—individuals who prepare taxes for compensation but are not lawyers or accountants—now face unclear regulations—if they face any at all. [read post]
28 May 2013, 9:00 pm by Sean Moloney
By most accounts, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has achieved a very strong safety record in airline oversight. [read post]
22 Jul 2013, 9:30 pm by Maxwell Blum
Cyberattacks can cause potentially massive costs, but the United States may not be adequately prepared to face them. [read post]
18 Jun 2012, 9:30 pm by John F. Cooney
For a practitioner, the most creative part of the regulatory process is in discussions with the agency that has been delegated authority to implement a statute. [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]
17 Jun 2012, 9:30 pm by John F. Cooney
I want to describe for you what it is like to be a regulatory practitioner. [read post]
24 Sep 2013, 9:32 pm by Silki Patel
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its eyes on the fast-growing mobile health app market, estimated to reach $26 billion by 2017. [read post]
16 Sep 2013, 9:40 pm by Lauren-Kelly Devine
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, provide a water vapor-powered alternative to traditional smoking that may help users drop the unhealthy habit. [read post]