The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sought public comment on how to improve policies about the siting of wireless facilities and expedite high-speed Internet implementation throughout the U.S.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in response to the Dodd-Frank Act, proposed additional transparency requirements on rating agencies, such as more disclosure of details about the ratings process, as well as disclosure requirements for third-party analysts used by the rating agencies.
The Department of Interior (DOI) chose 54 projects across the western United States to receive grants under the WaterSMART program. These projects will reportedly save approximately 100,000 acre-feet of water annually, or enough for over 400,000 people.
David M. Driesen is a University Professor at the Syracuse University College of Law and a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, where he regularly blogs about environmental and climate issues. He is the author of The Economic Dynamics of Law (2012).