Green, Free-Market Groups Decry 'Midnight Regs'

Law360, New York (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Amid the Bush administration's efforts to enact environmental rules in its last days, including a Clean Air Act loophole, a coalition of conservation and free-market groups has asked for a moratorium on last-minute regulations.

The groups wrote the White House on Friday, asking for a stop to “midnight regulations,” arguing that the practice subverts “transparency, rigor and legitimacy in the rulemaking process.”

National Wildlife Federation, American Consumer Institute, Environmental Defense Fund, Republicans for Environmental Protection the Competitive Enterprise Institute and others joined in the plea to...
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