Regulations  (Page 1)

Government’s “Dietary fat guidelines have no evidence base”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/23/2017 at 7:00pm
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The theory of “consensus science reliability” seems to have taken another hit, as a new report has been released that asserts government-based dietary fat guidelines “have no evidence base”.

Publishing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr Zoë Harcombe of the Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science...

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Court Strikes Down Rule Forcing Toy Drone Users to Register with Feds

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/20/2017 at 1:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the FAA rule that toy drones be registered with the federal government.

The Hill reports:

A D.C.-based appeals court struck down a Federal Aviation Adm...

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GOP Aims to Make School Lunches Great Again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/28/2017 at 4:30pm
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While President Trump has spent the week undoing many of Barack Obama’s executive orders and policies, I have been wondering about Michelle Obama’s signature program: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA)

Legal Insurrection readers may recall some of the questionable highlights related to HHFKA as it has been implemented over the past...

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Trump may breathe new life into US e-cigarette industry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00am 1/26/2017 at 7:00am

Last summer, I reported that Food and Drug Administration rules covering e-cigarettes and adopted early in the Obama presidency were killing the related American industry.

The manufacturer, distribution and retail sales of e-cigarettes (which vaporizes nicotine-infused solutions that have only traces of some of the 60-plus carcinogens found in cigarette smoke), is...

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Feds Pressed to Restrict Sale of Crawfish Across State Lines

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:00pm 12/6/2016 at 5:00pm
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First they came for the mudbugs and I said nothing…actually, yes I did. We all know I always have something to say.

In any case, the latest push for MOAR government comes from Louisiana where a non-profit organization is urging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to add Louisiana crawfish to the...

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Are Regulations Causing Pain at the Pump?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:00pm 12/2/2016 at 6:00pm
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The long arm of government is impossible to escape. Even with the most innocuous of tasks like buying an apple, the government is involved in more ways than one. Government involvement usually involves higher consumer pricing. So how much does government regulation affect the price at the pump?

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Obama Admin Rushes To Pass At Least 98 New Regulations

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 11/27/2016 at 6:00pm

The Obama administration’s agencies are in a frenzy of activity as they push new regulations before Obama leaves office in January. Republicans, however, are warning against such activity, saying that they will overturn them via the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

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Kansas City Health Inspectors Destroy Hundreds of Pounds of BBQ Saved for the Needy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/14/2016 at 4:00pm
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The federal government gets much of attention for being The Worst™, and rightfully so. But oftentimes local governments and their officials are truly as awful as they come.

The latest tale of sorry and woe comes to you from Kansas City. There, Health Department officials poured bleach on 700 lbs of BBQ...

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FDA’s New Rules Snuff Out E-cigarette Companies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 8:30am 8/24/2016 at 8:30am

A recent report analyzing the regulatory climate under the Obama Administration shows that it is a lush and healthy environment… for bureaucrats.

A recent report by Sam Batkins of the American Action Forum brings the regulatory overreach of the Obama administration into focus. In nearly eight years, the Obama administration has issued 600 major...

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New Jersey Goes Full Nanny State: Considers Bill to Fine Coffee-Drinking “Distracted” Drivers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/8/2016 at 5:00pm

Oh, New Jersey.

Shortly after I moved to New York I had to drive to Atlantic City for work. I’d missed the memo that private citizens are forbidden from pumping their own gas because that’s a union job in New Jersey. Needless to say, after a very heated discussion with the gas-pumper,...

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Obama Admin to Regulate Payday Loans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/2/2016 at 4:00pm

The nation’s payday and auto title lenders are now the latest target of the Obama administration in an effort to transform the relationship between private lending companies, their borrowers, and the government. For the very first time, high-interest lending companies will face regulations set forth by the federal government.

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Wyoming Man scores major legal victory against the EPA

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/14/2016 at 4:30pm

While the Obama Administration is setting the country on fire with public school transgender bathroom dictates, a Wyoming man has scored a major legal victory against a regulatory Goliath.

The Pacific Legal Foundation represented Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson in challenging an EPA compliance order threatening him with $37,500 per day in fines...

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The Future of Drone Tech Will Be…Regulated

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:58pm 10/19/2015 at 2:58pm

No one really thought much of the impact of the growing hobby-drone fad until a consumer drone landed on the White House grounds earlier this year.

Since then, we’ve been peppered with headlines describing the many ways drones...

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Feds Regulate Away Airboat Jobs in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:10pm 9/18/2015 at 6:10pm

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Florida, I think of airboats. After next year, however, those of us familiar with the roar of the the gladesmen’s watercraft will probably think of regulations.

Earlier this month, the AP reported that over a dozen years’ worth of negotiation, deliberation, and...

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Government Cracks Down on Little Free Libraries

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00am 9/16/2015 at 7:00am

Naturally, the government has to ruin everything, including Little Free Libraries.

You may have seen one of these little bird house turned mini-libraries in your neighborhood. They’re a lovely idea. Simple, no fuss, and quite fun. Donate a book, borrow a book. Nothing to sign, no due date, no late fees,...

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What did the EPA reps know, and when did they know it?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:00pm 8/13/2015 at 7:00pm

News related to the Animas River spill continues to stream from Colorado, including the discovery that a warning that a spill of wastewater was likely if EPA’s plans to drain the mines went forward as planned had been issued a week earlier.

The Silverton Standard published an eerie prediction made by professional...

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Bad news for Progressives as Uber wins big in NYC

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/23/2015 at 1:00pm

Anti-consumer choice advocates were defeated once again in the ongoing war to regulate Uber into oblivion. Uber declared yet another over NYC Mayor DeBlasio and the city’s cab cartel Wednesday.

Under the guise of wanting to monitor Uber’s effect on NYC traffic flow, DeBlasio failed to whip the requisite number of votes...

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