Reading the tea leaves on Trump’s new regulatory czar

October 16, 2019

Analysts say the quality of OIRA reviews has gone down. The agency’s top job is to review rules coming out of the different agencies before they’re finalized.

Stuart Shapiro, a former OIRA analyst under the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, said the agency has produced weak analysis of late.

“Neomi Rao was an intellectual powerhouse, and a lot of flawed analyses came out on her watch,” said Shapiro, now at Rutgers University. “We now have three years of experience with the Trump administration; it’s hard to imagine things will change.”

E&E News, October 15, 2019

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