EPA mercury regs head to high court

Detractors of the rule say a Supreme Court ruling in favor of industry could also leave the Obama administration in a sort of tail-spin, in the position of having to re-issue a rule – a process that could take significant amounts of time. But other legal minds say that’s not true. “The broader implications could be […]

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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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New Shapiro article in “Administration and Society”

Associate Professor Stuart Shapiro has a new article, “Does Haste Make Waste? How Long Does it Take to do a Good Regulatory Impact Analysis?” (subscription required)  in the academic journal Administration and Society, written with John Morrall of George Mason University.  The article looks at the relationship between the amount of time spent doing and reviewing a cost-benefit analysis […]

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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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Shapiro on federal regulatory policy on RegBlog

On the left, the Obama Administration is criticized for catering to big business and holding up key environmental policies.  On the right, they are criticized for issuing a torrent of regulations and stifling economic growth.  Both can’t be true.  In a blog post today Bloustein Associate Professor Stuart Shapiro talks about how federal regulatory policy is the product of politics first and […]

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