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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Better Workplace Pensions: Putting Savers’ Interests First

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/364567/better-workplace-pensions-putting-savers-interests-first.pdf

 

Describes proposals to ensure safer pension plans for British workers’ retirements.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8929

 

The Parties’ Published Proposals on Further Devolution for Scotland

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/363236/Command_paper.pdf

Describes the proposal for further transfer of powers to Scotland following the vote of September 18, 2014 in which Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8946.

 

GM Crops and Regulation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-482.pdf

Summarizes the evidence to date on the impact of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment, describes recent technological developments, and examines their likely consequences for proposed reforms of GM regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Energy Policy: Information on Federal and Other Factors Influencing U.S. Energy Production and Consumption from 2000 through 2013

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology,Taxes

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666270.pdf

Provides information on U.S. energy production and consumption and how federal government activities influence such production and consumption.  Covers fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy use.   From the Government Accountability Office

 

Revision of the Nutrition Facts Label: Proposed Rules

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R43733.pdf

Provides an overview of the importance of food labeling as a response to the U.S. obesity crisis, the proposed changes to current food nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, and the health significance of these proposed changes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library

 

African Lion (Panthera Leo Leo): Service Proposes Endangered Species Protection for the African Lion

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/african_lion.html

Agency press release on proposed rule to list the African lion as endangered due to habitat loss, loss of prey, and increased human-lion conflicts.  Includes links to text of proposed rule and species profile.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Listing the African Lion Subspecies as Threatened ….

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/pdf/20141024_African%20Lion%20PL_Elect%20Sig.pdf

Federal Register announcement of proposed rules that would list the African lion as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and provide for conservation measures.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Customer Choice and the Power Industry of the Future

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43742.pdf

Examines the effect of “distributed generation” models on the regulatory compact that has guided the electric utility industry since its emergence a century ago.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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