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July 10, 2013

New flight training requirements issued by FAA days after Asiana Airlines crash

  • 250 The number of flight training hours that pilots previously needed to log before qualifying for a commercial pilot’s license, per Federal Aviation Administration standards.
  • 1,500 The number of hours that pilots must now spend in flight training before qualifying for the same commercial license, thanks to new standards passed by the FAA just two days after Asiana Airlines Flight 214’s highly-publicized crash in San Francisco. source

EDIT: As pointed out by Alex Fitzpatrick below, it’s not a direct reaction to the crash; the Buffalo crash in 2009 was also taken into account.

17:26 // 1 year ago
May 28, 2013
You do have to give the government some deference. Right now there are 200 trucks, and I think the government has a right to say the limit is 250. That’s it. That’s going to be our food-truck industry.
DC City Councilor Vincent B. Orange • Offering a sort-of-awful take on food trucks, which have become very popular in the city but are facing some tough regulatory drama from local officials. Bloomberg has more details on the trials and tribulations of operating a food truck in the nation’s capitol.
9:21 // 1 year ago
February 2, 2013

Oh, Erin Burnett … The other night, the CNN host had a segment on gun control which seemed to push pretty hard on the idea that video games are the cause of school shootings — despite the fact that her guest disagreed with her. But the big problem with the clip is this: She spends the first couple of minutes of the clip talking about how much Obama’s gun control legislation might cost gun companies and how it might cost people jobs. But you could say that about new regulations in any industry! How much will more strident regulation of movies and video games cost those industries, Erin? And those products are protected by an amendment, too — the First Amendment. No matter your opinion on violent games, the way the show sets gaming up for the fall here is simply tacky. (ht Polygon)

16:41 // 1 year ago
December 19, 2012
16:55 // 1 year ago
March 4, 2012
22:08 // 2 years ago
January 26, 2012
We can’t afford to wait. We have to act on these issues now. Our projections show continued growth in population and vehicle miles traveled, which will affect air quality for years to come.
Mary Nichols, the chairman of the California Air Resources Board • Discussing why new ‘Clean Car’ regulations are necessary. California’s new bill, which would require vehicles to cut down on pollutants by 75 percent, would start in 2015, and the rules would tighten further by 2025. This could be a step in the right direction for such a smog-ridden state, but opponents say that it would hurt consumers and car manufacturers, claiming it raises the price of a new vehicle by $3,200. The new standards could inspire other states to follow suit. source (viafollow)
23:41 // 2 years ago
September 8, 2011
We should have no more regulation than the health, safety, and security of the American people require. Every rule should meet that common sense test. … But what we can’t do – what I won’t do – is let this economic crisis be used as an excuse to wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for decades.
Obama gives a little, takes a little on government regulations. (more here)
19:36 // 3 years ago
April 13, 2011

organikka-deactivated20110901-d says: What important lessons can other nations learn from the tsunami, earthquake and power plant crisis in Japan?:

» We say: Disaster-preparedness is too important to ignore, even if the benefit isn’t obvious right off the bat. Regulations need to be strong and well-thought-out. Don’t let up on them, or the issues will be worse when they happen. And no Monday-morning quarterbacking. Do it on Sunday and plan for the game before it happens. 

21:40 // 3 years ago