Obama Freezes Bush Midnight Regulations For Review

Law360, New York (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In one of his first moves in office, President Barack Obama has frozen all pending regulations — many of which involve environmental matters — until they can be reviewed by agency leaders appointed by the new administration.

Such a freeze is typical, and has been done by the past few incoming administrations, according to experts.

“Every incoming administration has done something like this, just as every outgoing administration adopts, passes and shoves out the door dozens of regulations before they leave office,” said Tom Skinner, a...
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