2 Major Environment Policies Will Be Hard for Trump to Undo

November 23, 2016

The Clean Power Plan, along with the wetlands rule known as Waters of the United States, are in the first category. “That makes them the hardest to undo,” says Stuart Shapiro, a public-policy professor at Rutgers University who was a regulatory official under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The reason: They have been around long enough to be immune from the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a law that Republicans passed 20 years ago that gives Congress 60 legislative days to override agencies’ actions without burdening the Senate with the need to round up 60 votes to do so, as is the case with almost all other legislation.

Scientific American, November 18

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