Donald Trump’s administration has turned its malicious gaze towards energy-efficient lightbulb standards originally enacted during the Bush administration and finalized by the Obama administration, NPR reported on Wednesday. LED bulbs are so cheap now because of the regulations phasing out incandescent bulbs and they are so much more energy efficient, it’s downright … Continue reading Trump’s Energy Department Set to Roll Back Lightbulb Standards
On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis. Currently it kills 40,000 people a year. … Continue reading EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
The Federal Reserve chair rejected assertions from President Trump and top aides that regulators have gone too far and that the rules should be rolled back. Source: Yellen rejects Trump approach to … Continue reading Yellen rejects Trump approach to Wall Street regulation, says post-crisis banking rules make economy safer
Too often safety has been sacrificed to an agenda of deregulation backed by lobbyists: it’s time to put the public interest above corner-cutting and greed 17 people dead so far in an … Continue reading With Grenfell Tower fire in the UK, we’ve seen what ‘ripping up red tape’ really looks like
America’s chief banking regulator admits it failed to act on numerous “red flags” at Wells Fargo that could have stopped the fake account scandal years earlier. They failed to act on 700, … Continue reading Feds knew of 700 Wells Fargo whistleblower cases in 2010
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