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On an episode of Energy Policy Now at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Faculty affiliate Cary Coglianese comments on the possible ethical violations that could have led to the Pruitt controversy following the administrator’s lack of professional integrity. When asked whether or not he believed if Pruitt could survive these allegations, Professor Coglianese provided an allegory to a similar situation during the Reagan administration where the Administrator of the EPA at this time was forced to resign following a suit of misconduct.
Lawmakers in New Jersey work to reinstate ObamaCare; President Trump instructs the EPA to expedite decision making on air quality permits; Consumer sentiments fall below expected numbers in April.
In response to American tariff policy, new Chinese tax targets $50 billion of US goods; EPA implements nominal structural changes to re-centralize regulatory authority; Service sector witnesses a consistent increase in private payrolls
A controversial legal strategy used previously by environmental advocates to strengthen rules is now being employed by industry groups to weaken them.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce used to express outrage over the practice, known as sue and settle, when conservation groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency to make a final rule more stringent, and the EPA willingly complied.
Yet, for all the outrage, the idea of “post-rulemaking rulemaking” in the form of litigation has been around for decades, said Faculty Affiliate Cary Coglianese, professor of law and political science at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Program on Regulation.
“It’s not anything terribly new,” Coglianese told Bloomberg Government. “For years, the inside players would view litigation as the next round of the rulemaking,”
House passes another stopgap funding bill; Senate committee advances President Trumps EPA Deputy Nominee; Higher interest rates stall mortgage applications.