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Placing a Ceiling on Protection for Public Health

Governor Romney has endorsed an idea called regulatory budgeting, but it really means capping protection for public health.  Romney’s position paper explains the concept as follows: To force agencies to limit the costs they are imposing on society, and to provide the certainty that businesses crave, a system of regulatory caps is required. As noted, [...]
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American Public Health Association Urges House, Senate To Uphold EPA's Ability To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Protect Public Health

Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act by limiting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate ... Read Post

FDA Requests $4.03 Billion To Transform Food Safety System, Invest In Medical Product Safety, Regulatory Science

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting $4.03 billion to promote and protect public health as part of the President's fiscal year 2011 budget - a 23 percent increase over the agency's current $3.28 billion budget. The FY... Read Post

The Illegality of a Regulatory Cap

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Legal Planet: Environmental Law and Policy (2 years ago)

A key part of Romney’s attack on “over-regulation” is his proposed regulatory cap.  If an agency wanted to issue a new regulation, a cap would require an agency to repeal a regulation (or package of regulations) with equal cost. To ... Read Post

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