Analysis

Essentially Snake Oil

Essentially Snake Oil

The structure of some essential oils companies makes it harder for federal agencies to restrain false claims.

The Mystery of Tampon Regulation

The Mystery of Tampon Regulation

Advocates argue that FDA’s lax tampon regulations leave consumers exposed to significant risks.

Can Municipal Broadband Networks Close the Digital Divide?

Can Municipal Broadband Networks Close the Digital Divide?

Local governments may be able to provide better internet access than telecom companies.

Is Advanced Recycling a Cure-All or a License to Pollute?

Is Advanced Recycling a Cure-All or a License to Pollute?

A new recycling law faces criticism from environmental groups and praise from plastics manufacturers.

Can Personal Injury Plaintiffs Regulate Dangerous Chemicals?

Can Personal Injury Plaintiffs Regulate Dangerous Chemicals?

Scientific research generated by civil settlements could help drive future EPA regulation.

The Big Apple’s Big Squeeze on Pollution and Landlords

The Big Apple’s Big Squeeze on Pollution and Landlords

Gotham’s landmark climate ordinance targets landlords but may benefit renters.

Ending the Long Wait for Federal Guidance on Reopening Schools

Ending the Long Wait for Federal Guidance on Reopening Schools

The Education Department’s COVID-19 guidance may signal a return to information sharing.

Can Conservation by Consensus Save the Sage Grouse?

Can Conservation by Consensus Save the Sage Grouse?

A federal compromise with industry and conservationists aims to preserve a disappearing species and ecosystem.

Californians Debate Controversial Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Californians Debate Controversial Ethnic Studies Curriculum

A state-level debate over model lesson plans echoes a national battle over teaching racial justice.

Dollar Signs in Uniform

Dollar Signs in Uniform

For-profit colleges target U.S. veterans as a source of federal funds.

Macaroni and Cheese with a Side of Regulation

Macaroni and Cheese with a Side of Regulation

FDA faces mounting pressure from advocacy groups claiming a high chemical content in macaroni and cheese.

A New Reporting Structure for Bureau of Land Management Rangers

A New Reporting Structure for Bureau of Land Management Rangers

A Bureau of Land Management policy may weaken enforcement of federal laws and regulations on public lands.