The top five Obama regulations that American
businesses hate most
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The GOP's top oversight official
is Representative Rep. Darrell Issa.
Recently, Issa asked 150 industry groups which
of President Obama's regulations are slowing
down economic growth. These are the top 5
1. EPA climate change regulations
The EPA is rushing to
finalize its own mandates to reduce carbon
dioxide and "greenhouse gasses" that are warming the planet.
about the EPA’s “Tailoring Rule.” If it passes,
the Tailoring Rule would limit regulations
to only major factories and industries.
it fails, 6,000,000 new facilities would be
accountable to EPA. This includes more than
3,000,000 single-family homes.
2. OSHA’s “occupational noise”
Last October, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration proposed stricter
regulations on noise volumes for workers on the
job. But the huge outcry over the cost and
feasibility forced the EPA to back
down. Now they will consult with key members
of Congress about it.
Still, industry groups
worry about where the Obama
administration is heading on this issue.
groups include the American Iron and Steel
Institute and the National Tooling and Machining
3. EPA’s new
restrictions on ozone pollution:
implement their own EPA-set ozone standards under the
Clean Air Act. Stricter standards could put many
states out of “attainment” with the law.
the Midterm elections, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
backed away from any changes. She's asking for
more research by December.
4. Implementation of
the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill
are concerned about 20 separate provisions in
regulation. Dodd-Frank allows federal agencies
a broad leeway on how to implement the law. This
means the meaning
the battle is far from over.
One example are
the new rules about debit card
“interchange fees.” These are fees that
merchants must pay credit card
companies for processing store purchases.
is new disclosure rules for executive pay.
5. EPA’s new training
requirements for renovation projects
paint is found in many older buildings. Lead is
hazardous, especially to children. Renovation
projects that disturb this paint lead
to the danger of inhaling lead dust.
To address this issue, the EPA
training for workers renovating buildings built
before 1978. Workers are worried about the
extent of this training, and that the penalty for non-compliance
can reach $37,500 per day fine .