Trump tests legal limits by delaying dozens of Obama’s rules

Presidents from both parties routinely pause their predecessors’ rules, but Trump’s delays are lasting longer and reaching further — with targets including protections for student borrowers, standards for e-cigarettes, and an expansion of requirements that airlines report lost luggage. In one instance, a federal court found the approach illegal, providing fodder for future challenges. “Obama […]

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Trump wants to deregulate on the cheap

Now that the Trump Administration can no longer rely on Congress using the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations, they are on their own. And the initial results raise questions about their ability to succeed. One strategy that the Trump Administration has deployed is delaying the effective dates of Obama Administration regulations that have not […]

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DAPL decision shows Trump that the devil is in the details

Last week, a federal judge decreed that the Army Corps of Engineers had done an insufficient job reviewing the environmental impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The decision threatens to shut down the pipeline. Pushing forward on the pipeline was one of the early accomplishments touted by President Donald Trump. Under the National Environmental […]

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Trump’s climate order is just an opening bid

Amid much fanfare yesterday, President Trump announced an executive order intended to roll back Obama administration climate policies. The executive order (like many of Trump’s actions to date) is largely ceremonial, however. Whether or not Trump has a lasting effect on climate policy will depend on actions taken in the years ahead, not on what […]

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EPA regulations face new test at high court

If the high court sends the rule back to the EPA for cost consideration, said Stuart Shapiro, Rutgers University public policy program director, it could take the agency the rest of the Obama administration to reissue the rule. The Hill, March 24

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Does regulation kill jobs? New book seeks to answer this question

The relationship between regulations and jobs took center stage in the 2012 Presidential election when Republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney argued that the Obama Administration had stifled job growth with too many regulations.  President Obama rebutted these claims and argued that the regulations were necessary to protect public health. A new book, Does Regulation Kill Jobs? (Penn Press, 2014) examines this topic […]

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Shapiro to discuss “The Politics of Regulatory Reform” tonight, Nov. 6, 8pm with Alan Colmes

Professor Stuart Shapiro will discuss his new book, The Politcs of Regulatory Reform, co-authored with Bloustein School instructor Debra Borie-Holtz on Alan Colmes Radio on Wednesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. Listen live at http://radio.foxnews.com/category/talk/alan-colmes-talk-radio/ The book  looks at why federal and state politicians have been so eager to pass legislation making it harder for agencies to issue regulations.  Shapiro and Borie-Holtz conclude that these measures don’t do […]

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Shapiro, Borie-Holtz author “The Politics of Regulatory Reform”

Stuart Shapiro, associate professor and director of the Program in Public Policy, has authored book  with Bloustein School instructor Debra Borie-Holtz.  The book,  The Politcs of Regulatory Reform, looks at why federal and state politicians have been so eager to pass legislation making it harder for agencies to issue regulations.  Shapiro and Borie-Holtz conclude that these measures don’t do much to affect regulations […]

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EJB MPP’s present practicum report to OSHA, EPA officials in Washington

On May 7, a team of Bloustein M.P.P. students traveled down Washington, DC to present their practicum report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The practicum is the capstone project for the M.P.P program and the students researched the state of oil and gas regulation in the United States.  The students came up […]

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