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Regulating Guidance As Though It Were Regulation

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Seth Jaffe I’ve been complaining about guidance for most of the 33 years I’ve been.... Read More

BLM Rescission of the Methane Waste Prevention Rule Has Been Vacated; Two Thoughts About the Implications

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Seth Jaffe Last month, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers vacated BLM’s rescission of the 2016 methane “Waste Prevention.... Read More

Woe Is WOTUS, Redux

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Seth Jaffe Sometimes, history repeats itself.  Sometimes, that is not a good thing. After the.... Read More

Has President Trump Just Limited Enforcement To Willful Violations?

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Seth Jaffe On Tuesday, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery. .... Read More

Will Federal Rollbacks Lead to the Rise of Localism?

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Jerry L. Anderson Based on research from law professors at Harvard and Columbia, the New York.... Read More

EPA’s War on Science

Posted on May 6, 2020 by Robert B. McKinstry, Jr. Since its creation under President Nixon five decades ago, EPA has,.... Read More

A Ray of Regulatory Sunshine

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Lynn L. Bergeson We are all desperate for good news.  In my continuing efforts not.... Read More

If You Thought That COVID-19 Was Bad, Try It Mixed With Some PM2.5!

Posted on April 9, 2020 by Seth Jaffe Last week, I discussed the Administration’s guidance concerning the exercise of its enforcement discretion during.... Read More

Balancing Environmental Protection and Public Health in the time of COVID-19 (and after)

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Seth Jaffe Greenwire reported today that two medical sterilization facilities in Georgia that had been shut.... Read More

The Bad, the Ugly and the Good; The Trump Administration Proposes Changes to the National Environmental Policy Act

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Peter Van Tuyn Benjamin Franklin wrote that “an investment in knowledge always pays the best.... Read More