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ID:

420

Date:

2008-10-15

Headline:

FOIAs Reveal How Bush Administration Made Complete Immunity for Negligent Corporations a Top Priority

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

American Association for Justice

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The American Association for Justice filed numerous FOIA requests for its report, "Get Out Of Jail Free: How The Bush Administration Helps Corporations Escape Accountability" (http://www.justice.org/resources/Preemption_Rpt.pdf), in which it connected the dots among Bush Administration regulatory agencies, showing that the executive branch not only "direct[ed] the agencies to override state laws, it wrote the language."

Keywords:

regulation, regulatory, accountability, preemption, Bush, Obama

Impact:

President Barack Obama announced that his administration would reverse the Bush Administration's policy of using federal regulation to preempt state laws, a tactic that had undermined enforcement of environmental, public safety, health, and other state-level standards (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052104016.html).

URL:

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/3672.htm


Agencies:

FDA
OMB

States:

DC
VT

Categories:

business
drug safety
public health


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