Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.

#appalachian-region, #campaign-finance, #center-for-responsive-politics, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #marcellus-shale, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #schumer-charles-e, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

The Crypto Market Crashed. They’re Still Buying Bitcoin.

Hard-core Bitcoin evangelists are making the case that Bitcoin differs from the unstable crypto projects that sent the market into a tailspin.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #cory-klippsten, #currency, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #swan-bitcoin, #virtual-currency

Who’s to Blame for a Factory Shutdown: A Company, or California?

The closing of a meatpacking plant near downtown Los Angeles has left its workers reeling and amplified questions about doing business in the state.

#california, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shutdowns-institutional, #smithfield-foods-inc, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

F.T.C. Chair Lina Khan Upends Antitrust Standards by Suing Meta

Lina Khan may set off a shift in how Washington regulates competition by filing cases in tech areas before they mature. She faces an uphill climb.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #entrepreneurship, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #khan-lina, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #start-ups, #supernatural-mobile-app, #virtual-reality-computers

3 Senate Hopefuls Denounce Big Tech. They Also Have Deep Ties to It.

Blake Masters, J.D. Vance and Mehmet Oz, all Republicans, have a history with the industry that involves uses of consumer data they now criticize.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #masters-blake-1986, #midterm-elections-2022, #oz-mehmet-c, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #thiel-peter-a, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

F.D.A. Tobacco Science Official Takes Job at Philip Morris

The agency official headed an office that plays a key role in deciding whether to approve e-cigarettes and other products aimed at reducing smoking.

#conflicts-of-interest, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #holman-matt, #juul-labs-inc, #medicine-and-health, #philip-morris-companies-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco

Are Skittles Toxic? What to Know About Food Additive Titanium Dioxide

They contain the food additive titanium dioxide, which is in thousands of food products. Here’s what we learned about its safety.

#candy, #chemicals, #diet-and-nutrition, #food-additives, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mars-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #skittles, #titanium-dioxide

For Investors and a Buffer, Alibaba Seeks a Hong Kong Primary Listing

The Chinese e-commerce giant’s application could give it better access to Chinese capital and a safety net against U.S. regulations.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #e-commerce, #hong-kong, #initial-public-offerings, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states

No More Pet Store Puppies? New York May Finally Ban Sales.

A bill prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores, passed by the Legislature in June, awaits a decision from Gov. Kathy Hochul.

#american-society-for-the-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #breeding-of-animals, #dogs, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #pets, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shopping-and-retail

China Fines Didi $1.2 Billion as Tech-Sector Pressures Persist

The fine will most likely clear the way for Didi to list in Hong Kong, but a recovery for China’s internet sector remains elusive.

#china, #didi-chuxing, #fines-penalties, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Amazon C.E.O. Andy Jassy Breaks From the Bezos Way

Jeff Bezos’ successor has set himself apart with a hands-on approach in Washington.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #jassy-andrew-r, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

Crypto Is Crashing. Where Were the Regulators?

An anatomy materializes of a postmodern pyramid scheme.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #brainard-lael, #digital-currency-group-inc, #federal-reserve-system, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy, #venmo, #virtual-currency

What the Biden Administration Could Do Now to Protect Abortion Rights

The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

E.P.A., Curbed by Supreme Court, Falls Back on a Piecemeal Plan for Climate Change

Last week’s ruling took away a major tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Many regulatory options still remain, but the path will be more difficult.

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Republicans Have Set Themselves Up for a Showdown With the Supreme Court

Two conservative critiques of the administrative state are in contradiction with each other.

#constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #environmental-protection-agency, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

How Wall Street Escaped the Crypto Meltdown

As cryptocurrency prices plunged and funds failed, strict rules on risky assets helped Wall Street companies sidestep the worst. Retail investors weren’t as lucky.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #computers-and-the-internet, #high-net-worth-individuals, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #virtual-currency

Xiao Jianhua, Chinese Canadian Billionaire, on Trial in China

The case against the financier Xiao Jianhua is widely seen as part of a crackdown on the debt-fueled excess that drove China’s economic growth.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #criminal-justice, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tomorrow-group, #xiao-jianhua

Updated Covid Shots Are Coming. Will They Be Too Late?

The government has greenlit new vaccines to defend against the latest Omicron variants. But the shots won’t arrive until the fall, and cases are rising now.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

How Rules Fuel Populist Anger in Rural America

One Democrat attempts to flip the script by speaking out against government red tape.

#agriculture-and-farming, #catfish, #chesapeake-bay, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #government-accountability-office, #harris-andrew-p, #law-and-legislation, #maryland, #montgomery-county-md, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #rural-areas, #seafood

The E.P.A. Ruling Goes Beyond Coal Regulation

The decision issued a warning shot across the bow of the administrative state.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clean-air-act, #coal, #consumer-protection, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

The Supreme Court’s E.P.A. Decision Is More Gloom Than Doom

The most profound effect of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency may ultimately be cultural.

#environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business

The decision created greater opportunities for business interests to challenge regulations, reflecting conservative legal theories developed to rein in administrative agencies.

#clean-air-act, #conservatism-us-politics, #decisions-and-verdicts, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Ability to Restrict Power Plant Emissions

The case considered the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers under the Clean Air Act.

#air-pollution, #clean-air-act, #coal, #decisions-and-verdicts, #electric-light-and-power, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

The climate math just got harder

The Supreme Court has said the E.P.A. can’t broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. We look at what it means.

#environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

Boeing 737 Max Flies Again, but Crash Victims’ Kin Say Risks Remain

Families are working with industry insiders to press for new safety precautions and a review of production practices for the aircraft.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #jacobsen-joe-aerospace-engineer, #national-transportation-safety-board, #pierson-ed, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #whistle-blowers

F.D.A. Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

The agency ruled against the company’s application to stay on the market, a decisive blow to a once-popular vaping brand that appealed to teenagers.

#altria-group-inc, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #medicine-and-health, #nicotine, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

The Supreme Court Case That Could Doom U.S. Climate Goals

The government’s power to tackle pollution is not the only question at stake in a potentially far-reaching lawsuit.

#audio-neutral-informative, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited some pigments, deeming them potentially hazardous to humans. Artists and manufacturers around the world are struggling to find replacements.

#alex-de-pase, #art, #consumer-protection, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #ephemeral-tattoo, #europe, #european-union, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #intenze-tattoo-ink, #lou-rubino, #mario-barth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #skin, #tattoos, #united-states, #world-famous-tattoo-ink, #your-feed-science

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.

#air-pollution, #attorneys-general, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #conservatism-us-politics, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-courts-us, #federalist-society, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #judicial-crisis-network, #law-and-legislation, #leo-leonard-a, #mcconnell-mitch, #obama-barack, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-attorneys-general-assn, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tether: The Coin That Could Wreck Crypto

As cryptocurrencies have plunged, attention has focused on a potential point of vulnerability: the market’s reliance on a so-called stablecoin called Tether.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #commercial-paper-finance, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #james-letitia, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tether, #virtual-currency, #yellen-janet-l

Crypto, Houses, Sneakers, Rolexes: How FOMO Drove the Economy

For millions of people, Bitcoin, like real estate and dot-coms before it, offered hope for escaping dead-end jobs.

#blockchain-technology, #fads, #luxury-goods-and-services, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy, #virtual-currency

Musk to Attend Twitter All-Hands Meeting

Musk will attend a virtual all-hands meeting as his $44 billion acquisition of the company moves ahead, despite his hand-wringing about bots.

#abbott-laboratories, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #arm-holdings-plc, #artificial-intelligence, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blackstone-group-the, #celsius-network-llc, #citigroup-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #crown-resorts-ltd, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-reserve-system, #infant-formulas, #interest-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #musk-elon, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #relocation-of-business, #social-media, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Yes, Crypto Is Crashing Again. Blockchain Will Survive.

Don’t be distracted by the shenanigans going on in the casino.

#blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #kwon-do, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #terraform-labs-pte-ltd, #united-states-economy, #virtual-currency

Climate Risks of Investments Should Be Disclosed

The Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing for more openness by corporations.

#carbon-disclosure-project-cdp, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #international-trade-and-world-market, #new-york-city, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #united-states, #weather, #wildfires, #world-economic-forum

Self-Driving and Driver-Assist Technology Linked to Hundreds of Car Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on 10 months of crashes involving systems like Tesla’s Autopilot. A handful of accidents turned deadly.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Grenfell Fire, 5 Years Later: What Happened, and What Has Changed

The fire quickly engulfed the apartment building, fueled by cladding now banned. An investigation is continuing. But the families of the 72 who died find accountability slow in coming.

#buildings-structures, #england, #fires-and-firefighters, #great-britain, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

This Is No Way to Run a City (or a Country)

Congestion pricing in Manhattan should have happened years ago. The reason it hasn’t is instructive.

#congestion-pricing, #environmental-protection-agency, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic

Auto Safety Agency Expands Tesla Investigation

NHTSA will take a broad look at whether the electric carmaker’s driver-assistance system can increase the risk of crashes.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Her Own Detractors

In an interview, the chair of the Federal Trade Commission laid out some of her plans now that she has a Democratic majority at the agency.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #federal-trade-commission, #khan-lina, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sewol Ferry Disaster in South Korea Leaves Unhealed Wounds 

Eight years after the Sewol ferry disaster took the lives of 250 South Korean students, parents say they are still struggling to come to terms with the lessons the tragedy brought to bear.

#ansan-south-korea, #danwon-high-school-ansan-south-korea, #families-and-family-life, #ferries, #grief-emotion, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #south-korea

How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-us

Installing Rooftop Solar Can Be a Breeze. Just Look at Australia.

America’s solar power failures are mostly regulatory. That can be fixed.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #australia, #global-warming, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #solar-energy

The Supreme Court May Rein In Efforts to Protect the Climate

The court’s conservative majority seems intent on pursuing an agenda that would limit the government’s ability to shield the planet.

#barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clean-water-act, #conservatism-us-politics, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #gorsuch-neil-m, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #obama-barack, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #water-pollution

Why SPACS Are Flailing as Market Conditions Shift

For a time, SPACs were the preferred way for companies to go public. But changing market conditions and the threat of regulation are making Wall Street lose its appetite.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #inflation-economics, #initial-public-offerings, #interest-rates, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #start-ups

Adams, Nightlife-Loving Mayor, Offers Plan to ‘Let the People Dance’

Mayor Eric Adams proposed a series of zoning changes designed to eliminate bureaucratic rules that interfered with New York City’s recovery.

#adams-eric-l, #bars-and-nightclubs, #dancing, #new-york-city, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #zoning

How a Florida Power Project Flew Under the Regulatory Radar

The state’s biggest utility is building a 176-mile line that may be unsuitable or even unneeded. Its design minimized scrutiny. Critics see a pattern.

#duke-energy-corporation, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #florida, #florida-powerlight-co, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #nextera-energy-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

What Would an Egalitarian Internet Actually Look Like?

The online system is broken. How do we fix it?

#comcast-corporation, #computers-and-the-internet, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

Internet Drama in Canada. (Really.)

We all need great internet service, but it doesn’t happen by accident.

#canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #electronics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

E.P.A. to Block Pebble Mine Project in Alaska

The E.P.A. said it would ban the disposal of mining waste in the Bristol Bay watershed, a decision that very likely means the end of the Pebble Mine project.

#alaska-natives, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bristol-bay-alaska, #clean-water-act, #copper-brass-and-bronze, #environmental-protection-agency, #fishing-commercial, #gold, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-limited-partnership, #pebble-mine-bristol-bay-alaska, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #salmon, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution