Score Card on Late White House Rules Changes

Bush administration pushes through midnight regulations
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2008 8:28 AM CST
Score Card on Late White House Rules Changes
President George W. Bush waits to deliver his remarks on aviation congestion and transportation safety, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at the Transportation Department in Washington.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

With the  Bush White House pushing through a raft of last-minute rules, the nonprofit journalism group ProPublica offers a running list, with the status of each:

  • Business-friendly safety regulations would loosen restrictions on exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace.
  • Local police would get increased surveillance ability.
  • Loaded guns would be allowed in some national parks.

  • Health care providers would have to show they’re not discriminating against employees who refuse to perform abortions on moral grounds.
  • Investment-firm employees could give advice to clients, even if employees have a financial stake in the matter.
  • Federal agencies could decide for themselves, without independent scientific review, whether development projects threaten endangered species.
  • A drinking-water contaminant would not require regulation.
Click on the link for more proposals and details.
(Read more George W. Bush stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.