Review Of Bush-Era Enviro Rules And The APA

Law360, New York (June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Jan. 20, 2009, (Inauguration Day) the Obama administration put a screeching halt to all regulations that the former Bush administration had pending before various agencies. The direction came in a memorandum from President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, and instructed heads of executive departments and agencies to “review pending regulations” from the prior administration.

This process began immediately and prompted a letter to Lisa Jackson, Obama’s newly appointed EPA administrator, by Senators James Inhofe and John Barrasso[1] requesting that the EPA provide an...
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