Groups Fear Obama Order Sends Excessive Power Overseas

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama’s executive order this week seeking streamlined international regulations has led to an uncommon meeting of the minds among activists of vastly different political stripes worried about excessive deference to foreign prerogatives on drug safety, pollution and other matters.

On one side of the aisle, several left-leaning interest groups have expressed alarm, with the Center for Progressive Reform labeling Obama’s directive a “race to the bottom.”

“In the future, the Consumer Product Safety Commission might have to entertain proposals from China on how best...
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