Massachusetts Lives At Risk: The Local Impact of Federal “Regulatory Reform” Proposals

Massachusetts Lives At Risk: The Local Impact of Federal “Regulatory Reform” Proposals

April 3, 2012
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Americans’ lives, health and livelihoods would be put at risk if so called “regulatory reform” proposals now being considered by the U.S. Congress were to become law, slowing or stopping the regulatory process.

These dangerous proposals before congress include The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, The Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), and The Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act (RFIA).

 

 

A staggering number of state residents will be harmed each if these three upcoming rulemakings are passed

  • Allowing food processors to delay one year before using new standards from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safe handling of produce will cause approximately 200,000 local cases of foodborne illness—more than the entire city of Worcester.
  • Each year we fail to reduce soot pollution causes as many as 7,494 asthma attacks among children—similar to one case for every member of the entire freshman classes of UMass Boston, Amherst and Dartmouth combined.