Since the Reagan administration, Presidents of both political parties have worked to improve the quality of federal regulatory decisionmaking. Safeguards that protect public well-being, including environmental policies, rely on the transparency and accountability of this regulatory process. These resources for journalists and policymakers highlight how fundamental changes to regulatory policy and cost-benefit analysis could threaten public safeguards.
ISSUE BRIEFS FOR JOURNALISTS AND POLICYMAKERS
Why States Can’t Make Up for Inadequate Federal Enforcement of Environmental Laws
Social Costs of Greenhouse Gases
Does Environmental Regulation Kill or Create Jobs?
The Importance of Evaluating Regulatory “Co-Benefits”
RESOURCES ON REGULATORY REFORM BILLS
Senate Regulatory Accountability Act
Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act
House Regulatory Accountability Act
Midnight Rules Relief Act
PRESS RELEASES AND STATEMENTS
Statements and Resources on the Regulatory Accountability Act and Other Bills
May 15, 2017
Statement on “One In, Two Out” Regulatory Executive Order
Jan. 30, 2017
The One‐In, Two‐Out Executive Order Is a Zero
University of Pennsylvania Law Review | June 18, 2017
IN THE NEWS
Trump Follows Through on Deregulation, but at What Cost?
The Hill (Opinion) | June 26, 2017
Cutting SCC Too Costly
Times Union (Opinion) | May 13, 2017
Here’s How the EPA Can Help States With Their Smog Problems
The Washington Post (Opinion) | May 12, 2017
Stealth Repeal: Trump’s Strategy to Roll Back Regulations Through Delay
The Hill (Opinion) | May 2, 2017
Do Environmental Regulations Reduce Employment? Not Really.
Vox | Mar. 2, 2017
A Subtle Attack on the Environment
U.S. News & World Report (Opinion) | Mar. 2, 2017
Finding Common Ground in a Sea of Corporate Regulation
NPR (MPR News – Audio) | Feb. 7, 2017
Taxpayers Get a Bad Deal with the Federal Coal Program. Let’s Fix It.
The Hill | Jan. 18, 2017