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Donald Trump legalized energy-hungry short-cycle dishwashers. The current administration is undoing that progress.
Upstart competitors can’t hope to match the resources required to compile a list of banned individuals and organizations.
FDA Approves an E-Cigarette for the First Time but Still Seems Bent on Banning the Flavors Former Smokers Overwhelmingly Prefer
If teenagers like an e-liquid flavor, the agency seems to think, adults should not be allowed to buy it.
The experience with the Texas Heartbeat Act offers a preview of what that means.
Joe Biden Wants To Spend Trillions on Infrastructure. His Environmental Reforms Ensure He'll Have To.
The White House is undoing changes to the National Environmental Policy Act that were supposed to speed up the delivery of infrastructure projects.
Even If Requiring People Who Have Recovered From COVID-19 To Be Vaccinated Is Legal, That Doesn't Mean It Makes Sense
The failure of legal challenges obscures an ongoing scientific debate.
In much the same way that zoning laws are wielded by NIMBYs to block new development, Certificate-of-Need laws can be used to impose costly delays on building new medical facilities.
An extended symposium engaging with an important new book on the use and misuse of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory review.
The fines for failure fall not on the unvaccinated, but the people serving them.
"Do you really want to live in a country where government bureaucrats, based on whim and personal preference, can censor whatever they don't like?"
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New York's Straw Law Will Fine Business for Giving Out Unsolicited Straws, and Also for Not Having Enough Straws
Those much-maligned single-use plastics had a brief reprieve during the pandemic. Now they're back in politicians' sights.
How far do "emergency powers" really extend?
The FDA Is Determined To Ignore the Decline in Underage Vaping Because It Weakens the Case for New Restrictions
The agency seems inclined to ban the vaping products that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer because teenagers also like them.
The FTC challenged a licensing scheme that it says limited consumer choice and excluded new providers.
This Anti-Vaping Congressman Insists 'There's Simply No Evidence' That E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit
Although Raja Krishnamoorthi says "adults can do what they want," he is determined not to let them.
Though domestic crypto transactions were banned back in 2017, today's move signals that Chinese authorities are making good on their threats from earlier this year.
Innovation should be more important than regulation.
E-cigarette regulations and taxes threaten an industry that could prevent millions of premature deaths.
A broad standard with no exceptions better serves his goals, but it will be harder to defend in court.
Old rules and odd enforcement are pushing opportunities overseas.
Opponents of the Texas Abortion Ban Are Struggling to Find Defendants They Can Sue To Prevent Its Enforcement
Meanwhile, the threat posed by the lawsuits that S.B. 8 authorizes has dramatically curtailed access to abortion in Texas.
Since the FDA Has Not Approved Any Vaping Products, All of Them Are Now 'Subject to Enforcement Action'
The agency's decisions so far reflect a bias against the flavored e-liquids that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer.
Convenient online sports betting is legal and live in 14 states.
Congress can start by letting the U.S. Postal Service deliver booze to adults.
OSHA has rarely used this option, which avoids the usual rule-making process, and most challenges to such edicts have been successful.
Emergency OSHA rules are frequently struck down by courts.
Biden's sudden embrace of a federal vaccine requirement seems inconsistent with his acknowledgment that he cannot mandate every COVID-19 precaution he'd like people to follow.
If they're good enough for Europeans, surely they're good enough for Americans.
The Sweeping Texas Abortion Ban That Took Effect Today Is Plainly Inconsistent With SCOTUS Precedents
Because the Supreme Court so far has not intervened, post-heartbeat abortions are now illegal in the Lone Star State.
Labor unions have been lobbying federal regulators to mandate that all freight trains operate with two-person crews in the cab. But automation renders this largely pointless.
Getting a law passed is not the same thing as getting people to obey.
States like Alabama that give government regulators control over the number of hospital beds tend to have less of them. That's bad even when there isn't a pandemic.
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Gov. Greg Abbott's position on private vaccination requirements is confused and confusing.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an executive order yesterday imposing a raft of new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings.
A Federal Judge Lets a Cruise Line Require Proof of Vaccination, Saying a Florida Law Banning the Practice Is Probably Unconstitutional
Gov. Ron DeSantis' embrace of the law contradicts his avowed commitment to economic freedom.
Jigisha Modi can't hire her own mother-in-law—who has decades of eyebrow-threading experience—because of Kansas' occupational licensing rules. Now she's suing.
Los Angeles County is largely vaccinated. This is a punitive, authoritarian performance.
An attempt to reduce idle electricity consumption actually incentivizes selling more powerful equipment.