Obama's EPA: Changing The Regulatory Environment

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- “Elections have consequences,” newly installed chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, quipped in a much publicized exchange with a Republican Senator during a hearing on global warming following the 2008 election.

While this is no doubt true, it is perhaps nowhere more evident to environmental law practitioners than in the changes in administrative agency practices that frequently follow presidential elections.

The changes within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that have occurred since President Obama's election, however, have proven to...
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