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Volume 3  March, 2011

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 complaints:

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.

Industry groups are complaining about the EPA’s “Tailoring Rule.” If it passes, the Tailoring Rule would limit regulations to only major factories and industries.  If 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” regulation

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.

These Industry groups include the American Iron and Steel Institute and the National Tooling and Machining Association

3. EPA’s new restrictions on ozone pollution:

States must implement their own EPA-set ozone standards under the Clean Air Act. Stricter standards could put many states out of “attainment” with the law.

Right after 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

Industry groups are concerned about 20 separate provisions in the Dodd-Frank 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.

Another example is new disclosure rules for executive pay.

5. EPA’s new training requirements for renovation projects

Lead-based 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 requires extensive 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 .


 Volume 1
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New Office to Serve as Advocates for Tribal Veterans 
Metis Livid About Proposed Status System
Saying NO to $1 Billion Dollars
New Images of Remote Brazil Tribe
Amazonian Indians More Advanced Than We Knew
Australia's Aborigines to Launch Political Party
Irish Travellers to Shed Light on Indigenous Research

Volume 2
Berenstain Bears to Speak Lakota
Students Tell Saanich Myths Through Computer Animation  
Children's Book Exhibit Depicts Native Path to Diabetes Prevention
Mentoring Program Coming to Kodiak
100% Knights to Create Career Pathways for Aboriginal Students
Arizona Culinary School Recruits American Indians, Now Available for Federal Financial Aid
Book Lets Great Lakes American Indians Tell Their Own Story
Volume 3
UN Declares 2011 the "International Year of Forests"
Think the Super Bowl Battle was Big? Fight Over Conservation Funding Looms Larger
Limit Set for Native Polar Bear Hunters Under International Treaty
White House: Tribes Fare Well in 2012 Budget
Ziebach County South Dakota: America's Poorest County
Top 5 Obama Regulations that American Businesses Hate Most
The Top 11 Corporate Cash Hoarders
Volume 4
Donna Karan Collaborates With an Indigenous Artist as Part of "Nomad Two Worlds" Art Exhibit
Alligator Wrestling and the Men Who Do It
Custer Flag to Be Sold by DIA
Museums Work to Credit the Individuals Behind Native American Artwork
All My Relations Gallery Showcase for Native Art
Grammy Winner Helps Locals Build, Understand Flutes
German TV Crew Films Program About Nokota Horses

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