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  • Obama will undo Bush’s 11th-hour mischief upon taking office

    December 5, 2008 – Examiner.com

    According to Michael A. Livermore, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, the list of proposed 11th hour action by the Bush White House include expanding mountaintop mining.

  • November 20 Deadline Passes: When Will HHS Release Provider Conscience Regs?

    November 24, 2008 – RH Reality Check

    Were you holding your breath until November 20, too? Well, the big day came and went – and no word from the Department of Health and Human Service on their new, expanded ‘provider conscience’ regulations. Advocates widely speculated that the new rule – which has been denounced by women’s health groups.

  • Did Bush Miss His Deadline For 11th-hour Meddling?

    November 21, 2008 – The New Republic’s The Vine Blog

    In the past few months, we’ve seen President Bush propose a number of controversial midnight regulations. He’s suggested expanding mountaintop mining, allowing tons of rubble and refuse to be dumped into streams and valleys. He’s threatened to significantly weaken Endangered Species Act regulations. He has proposed rules that would allow increased pollution from old power plants. But none of these deregulations have been finalized yet.

  • Obama Team Tracks Bush’s ‘Midnight’ Rules Rush

    November 11, 2008 – Bloomberg

    In September, the Institute for [Policy Integrity] at the New York University School of Law wrote the White House to complain that at least three new rules violated the Bolten decree against what the institute called “last-minute” policymaking.

  • Bush may introduce environmental regulations

    November 4, 2008 – Nature

    Environmentalists and public-policy watchdogs are expecting similar industry-friendly regulatory changes in the coming months. Such “midnight regulations” have become common practice in recent decades as presidents, both Republican and Democrat, seek to leave their mark on public policy.

  • Regulatory Reform Plans For Next White House May Bolster CO2 Curbs

    November 3, 2008 – Carbon Control News

    Among the latest proposals is an October “policy brief” by Michael Livermore—an environmentalist and head of the Institute for Policy Integrity—calling for a new executive order within the first 100 days of the next administration to reform the regulatory review process and ensure “balanced cost-benefit analysis and smart, effective regulation.”

  • Wave of midnight regulations expected

    October 31, 2008 – Greenwire

    Dudley’s letter came in response to concerns raised by Richard Revesz, dean of New York University’s law school, and Michael Livermore, director of the NYU Institute for Policy Integrity. The duo wrote to the Office of Management and Budget last month outlining three regulations proposed “in violation of Mr. Bolten’s directive.”

  • White House Signals It’s Flexible on Deadline for New Rules

    October 30, 2008 – Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire

    The Oct. 9th letter to NYU Law Dean Richard L. Revesz states that a May 9th memo from White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten to federal agencies ‘was not intended to be a moratorium on proposed regulations’ and ‘contemplates some circumstances in which it would be appropriate for individual regulations to proceed without regard to deadlines if approved by’ her office. Dudley is administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Bush administration missed its own memo; ‘midnight regulation’ abounds after June 1 deadline

    October 29, 2008 – Grist

    In less than a week, this country will have a new President … but the old administration will still be hard at work, potentially pushing through last minute regulations for three more months. That leaves plenty of time for more bad news for the environment and public health.

  • Midnight Regulations

    October 28, 2008 – The Diane Rehm Show

    10.28.08 Executive Director, Michael Livermore on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” regarding Bush Administration’s “midnight regulations.”

    A look at the regulatory changes made by presidents in the final days of their administrations.