Effective Regulation: The Case for Public Protections

Federal agencies protect everything from our economy and elections to our air, water and food. Effective regulation is critical to making markets work for people and promoting health, safety and fairness. 

Big businesses and their political allies are constantly fighting to block or repeal important public protections. Right now, they are mounting a concerted effort to weaken regulations that would do everything from ensure that our food is safe to prevent another economic collapse.

Public Citizen works with the Congress and federal agencies to reduce preventable harm caused by corporate malfeasance, market failures and the influence of money in politics. We also educate the public and policymakers about the need for effective public protections.

Resources on Effective Regulations

Drug, Device and Supplement Safety

Environmental protection and energy independence

Ensuring Safe Consumer Products

Fair Elections and Campaign Finance Enforcement

Worker Health and Safety