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reg yuh layt

  • v  fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    regulate the temperature
  • v  bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    We cannot regulate the way people dress
    This town likes to regulate
  • v  shape or influence; give direction to
  • v  check the emission of (sound)

  • The EPA has the authority to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant, but even environmentalists see the cracks in that strategy.
  • The Congress shall have power to regulate commerce .
  • An April 17 EPA decision potentially opens the door for the agency to directly regulate greenhouse gases, which would represent the most far-reaching action in its history.
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  • John Paul Stevens in Los Angeles Times
    As Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in dissent: "If taken seriously, our colleagues' assumption that the identity of a speaker has no relevance to the government's ability to regulate political speech would lead to some remarkable conclusions. Such...
  • Thomas Jefferson in American Thinker
    Thomas Jefferson in his First Inaugural address in1801 described what he called the sum of good government as, "a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own...
  • Dana Perino in International Herald Tribune
    Recent court decisions hold the very real prospect that the federal government will regulate greenhouse gas emissions with or without a new law being passed,Perino said. "To us, having unelected bureaucrats regulating greenhouse gases, at...

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