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Ian MacDougall

Senior Reporting Fellow

Ian MacDougall is a senior reporting fellow at ProPublica. A lawyer as well as a journalist, he has written about crime, criminal justice and legal affairs for The Atlantic, Slate, The Guardian, Newsweek and n+1. Prior to attending law school, he was an Associated Press reporter, with stints in the Oslo, Norway, and Providence, Rhode Island, bureaus.

Trump’s Dark Deregulation

Passing legislation and rolling back regulatory rules are hard. There are quieter, easier ways to cut down on governmental oversight. Here are five ways the Trump administration is doing so.

Trump’s Mining Regulator Nominee Was Once Dropped by the Agency for Doing “Junk” Work

Previously accused of sabotaging the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Steven Gardner is now likely to be its next chief.

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