A pipeline that has carried Canadian oil and gas across Wisconsin and Michigan for 70 years has become a symbol of fossil fuel politics and a test of local regulatory power.
Reform for artificial intelligence is urgent. If we cut through the hype and self-interest, Australian law can promote responsible and safe AI.
Enforcement of labour market regulation among small businesses such as hand car washes and nail salons is too complicated.
Repugnance for certain activities tends to dictate government rules for markets but this can obscure real problems like poverty.
Cars are getting bigger on US roads, and that’s increasing pedestrian and cyclist deaths. A transport scholar identifies community-level strategies for making streets safer.
The Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of ChatGPT maker OpenAI shows that the US government is beginning to get serious about regulating AI.
Some of the biggest changes to child labor laws are in Iowa and Arkansas.
Do environmental reviews improve projects or delay them and drive up costs? Two legal scholars explain how the law works and how it could influence the ongoing transition to renewable energy.
Rishi Sunak is pitching the UK as a hub for AI regulation, but some experts doubt its appeal.
Figuring out how to regulate AI is a difficult challenge, and that’s even before tackling the problem of the small number of big companies that control the technology.
In Sackett v. EPA, a suit filed by two homeowners who filled in wetlands on their property, the Supreme Court has drastically narrowed the definition of which wetlands qualify for federal protection.
Companies that want to avoid the harms of AI, such as bias or privacy violations, lack clear-cut guidelines on how to act responsibly. That makes internal management and decision-making critical.
Without more transparency about AI use, it will be difficult for people to challenge biased decisions against them.
After the Supreme Court overturned the Obama administration’s strategy for reducing power plant carbon emissions in 2022, the Biden administration is taking a narrower but still ambitious approach.
As a society, everyone is motivated to regulate AI development. For individual companies, though, the opposite is true.
Dubbed the ‘godfather of AI’, Hinton’s early work helped pioneer many of the methods underlying the AI systems we see today.
Manufacturers don’t usually have to disclose what’s in products like shampoo and household cleaners, but a new study finds that these products can contain hazardous ingredients.
As the government’s oldest consumer protection agency, the FDA has long butted up against drugmakers, activists and politicians. But undermining its work could be harmful to patient health and safety.
Financial crises are inevitably followed by legislation to restructure the banking system, and the ongoing problems with bank stability are likely to be no exception.
Powerful new AI systems could amplify fraud and misinformation, leading to widespread calls for government regulation. But doing so is easier said than done and could have unintended consequences.