The Regulatory Week in Review: April 29, 2016
IN THE NEWS
- The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, authorized proposed amendments to the agency’s regional haze regulations, which aim to promote greater visibility in scenic areas such as national parks and wilderness areas by requiring states to make revisions to their air quality plans—proposed amendments that will be the subject of a public hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 19.
WHAT WE’RE READING THIS WEEK
- In a study released this week, the AFL-CIO reported that 4,820 workplace fatalities occurred in 2014, in addition to an estimated 60,000 deaths from occupational-related disease.
- The author of an article in Scientific American argued that government regulation has proven pivotal in the recovery of the endangered manatee.