Trump Administration Assaults Nationwide Environmental Coverage Act on Bedrock Regulation’s fiftieth Anniversary

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration will suggest this week to intestine Nationwide Environmental Coverage Act guidelines for conducting environmental critiques of federal actions — adjustments that may threaten crucial safeguards for air, water and wildlife. The proposal may even squelch public participation in federal company choices and impose arbitrary cut-off dates on completion of environmental critiques.

Underneath the proposed guidelines, federal companies might ignore whether or not a venture’s greenhouse gasoline emissions would worsen local weather change. The proposal would additionally eradicate consideration of cumulative impacts, reminiscent of injury to public lands and wildlife from fossil gasoline extraction. Oil and gasoline

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The State of Consumer Data Privacy Laws in the US (And Why It Matters)

With more of the things people buy being internet-connected, more of our reviews and recommendations at Wirecutter are including lengthy sections detailing the privacy and security features of such products, everything from smart thermostats to fitness trackers. As the data these devices collect is sold and shared—and hacked—deciding what risks you’re comfortable with is a necessary part of making an informed choice. And those risks vary widely, in part because there’s no single, comprehensive federal law regulating how most companies collect, store, or share customer data.

Most of the data economy underpinning common products and services is invisible to shoppers.

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States Pass Laws Penalizing Protesters Who Hinder Traffic

A new law set to take effect in Texas addresses highway protests that disrupt traffic. But the Lone Star State is not the only state beginning to pass regulations on this issue.

Starting Sept. 1 in Texas, a new rule on blocking traffic focuses on emergency vehicles responding to emergencies.

Specifically, the new rule boosts punishment for people who knowingly obstruct emergency vehicles from passing or accessing a hospital entrance, making it a felony charge which carries six months to two years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine. Offenders who are sentenced to probation would spend at least 10

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States Must Update Sports Gambling Laws To Prevent Professors From Betting On Student Games

In the three years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its seminal decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, at least 21 new states have legalized some form of sports betting. Most of these states have taken reasonable steps to prevent athletes and game officials from betting on particular sports. But to date, no state has imposed a ban on college administrators or

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