Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Something to Watch

As the GWB administration draws (chugs, snorts, sighs) to a close, watch for a spate of "midnight regulations" aimed at benefiting Corporate America, PR Watch reports (citing the Denver Post, citing.....).

In the final months of his administration, George W. Bush is working to enact a flurry of new federal regulations that will weaken rules protecting consumers and the environment. The so-called "midnight regulations" aim to relax standards that protect drinking water, loosen controls on global warming pollutants, remove obstacles to ocean fishing and ease restrictions on mountaintop coal mining activities. The new regulations would be difficult to undo, since the law mandates lengthy periods for re-drafting, re-analysis and public comment.


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