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This week the 29 West Coast ports began their recovery from a damaging nine-month labor dispute that led to work slowdowns. Container ships lined up off shore as they waited to dock and unload their containers.
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President Barack Obama first put Atlantic drilling on the table in March 2010, as part of a strategy to bring more Republicans to the negotiating table for a comprehensive climate change bill in the Senate.
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The Obama administrations recent proposal to lease oil and gas drilling in a swath of the Atlantic Ocean generated the expected mix of cheers and jeers on Capitol Hill, but local reaction was mostly divided along state borders rather than party affiliations.
The Federal Communications Commission took historic action this week to claim broader regulatory authority over broadband service providers, reclassifying broadband service under a 1934 law that governs common carriers. Your Weekly Wrapup includes posts on the FCCs net neutrality rules, city-owned broadband and a tax bill in Oregon that state lawmakers hope will attract Google Fiber and others.
Illinois lawmakers are pushing to support the states nuclear power industry with a bill just introduced, CQ Roll Calls Ed Felker reported Thursday:
An Oregon state Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that could resolve years of dispute over state taxes on telecommunications companies, The Oregonian reports. The measure has drawn objection from cities, according to the newspaper.
The consumer watchdog group Public Citizen suspects the Food and Drug Administration may be succumbing to influence from the drug industry and slow-walking a proposal that would allow generic drugmakers to update labels if safety problems arise once products are on the market.
The big news Thursday was the Federal Communications Commissions vote of net neutrality rules, so you might have missed another significant action the commission took Thursday. It pre-empted portions of state law in North Carolina and Tennessee that petitioners have argued restrict their ability to expand municipal broadband offerings.
In case you missed Thursdays historic Federal Communications Commission vote on net neutrality rules, here are some highlights.
Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers political organization is opening a campaign office for him in Iowa. Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is meeting with major donors and hosting dozens of fundraisers around the country. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former senator, secretary of State and first lady, is quietly hand-picking a team of high-level advisers to run her anticipated White House bid.
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote that would reclassify broadband service as a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act.
Reason has shared an intelligence assessment from within the Department of Homeland Security this month that CNN had reported was about the potentially dire threat posed by right-wing extremists.