It's midnight at the White House, and as usual, the outgoing administration is doing its best to leave its final mark.
The non-profit newsroom ProPublica is helping to create more transparency around these actions by publicly compiling and posting a list of all the rules and regs the Bush administration is trying to push through before the end of its term.
As you might guess, many of the proposals being hustled through are related to environmental policy, dealing with issues such as mining permits in the Grand Canyon, pollution regulations for coal plants, and chemical levels in drinking water.
On the Midnight Regulation page, you can use the "plus" buttons to unfold more information about a particular proposal, check the status legend to see if there is still time to submit a comment, or use their tip sheet to research rules yourself.
Whether you're a journalist, a researcher or a just a resident looking for more ways to be politically engaged, this tool is worth checking out. Their model for providing transparency on government decision making is a great solution for encouraging political involvement -- it's easily accessible, nicely organized and free to the public.