Trump Orders Could Gum Up The Works At Enviro Agencies

Law360 (October 10, 2019, 8:52 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's executive orders aimed at curtailing federal agencies' use of informal guidance in policymaking could prevent agencies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy from reacting quickly to industry problems.

The regulated community expects overall relief from the orders, but also knows the change means that when businesses need environmental regulatory clarity, they could get bogged down in lengthy rulemakings and subsequent litigation.

Trump signed a pair of orders Wednesday. One said agencies must publicly treat guidance documents as nonbinding in law and practice, and rescind any existing guidance documents they determine should no longer be in...

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