Revolutionary Advancements in Life Sciences

In conjunction with the 2015 Annual Meeting, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) hosted a joint event with Life Sciences companies to educate ALEC members on the process of introducing a quality drug to the marketplace. The July 21 Life Sciences Academy included presentations and a tour of pharmaceutical facilities … »

Juries and Groupthink: Moderating the Threat to Reasonable Lawsuits

Social psychologists have been studying the effects of groupthink for decades. Group discussion tends to lead to more extreme opinions. Considered in the dynamic of jury deliberations, the results can be disheartening. But what if discussions among diverse groups of individuals with a variety of perspectives beget moderation? Enhancing the … »

Projected Ozone Nonattainment Areas

Following yesterday’s news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will lower the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from 75 ppb to 70, here is a map showing what sections of the country will be most affected by the revision. Areas shaded in red are counties … »

EPA Releases New Smog Rule

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-awaited rule targeting ground-level ozone, a respiratory irritant derived from the burning of fossil fuels as well as other industrial activities. Ozone is not directly emitted into the air, but is instead created by a photochemical reaction between nitrogen oxides (NOX) … »