Thought experiment: take everything conservative want to do and then do the opposite.
Conservatives, with full support from Donald Trump have come up with a menu of ways to weaken the regulatory state. In honor of National Backward Day – that’s an actual thing, in case you’re wondering, and it’s today – let’s think about reversing those ideas. In other words, let’s try to come up with similar …CONTINUE READING
Some applications would be clearly illegal. Others are less clear.
Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) requiring agencies to repeal at least two regs for every new reg and also capping the combined compliance costs of all the regulations issued in a given year. To see what the legal effect is, we need to tease out several scenarios. Of course, we can never be 100% sure of …CONTINUE READING
Trump hates environmental, health, and safety regs. But we knew that.
This morning, Trump issued an executive order intended to kill all new regulations by creating impossible obstacles. It requires that an agency repeal two old rules and offset the entire cost of the new rule before it can do anything to protect public health, safety, or the environment. It’s a terrible idea. But at the …CONTINUE READING