Inside Trump’s war on regulations

“The push to block, rewrite and delay scores of Obama-era rules may be the administration’s biggest untold success.” Ironically, this is a statement many environmental professionals would agree with: “I think it’s something that’s just been lost on people in terms of the regulatory sediment that has built up — decade after decade after decade … Read moreInside Trump’s war on regulations

Public Interest Groups Challenge Trump’s “2-for-1” Regulatory Rollback Directive

Here’s an example of how environmental groups are using our federal courts to fight the Trump regulatory rollback agenda.  NRDC and the Communications Workers of America have sued to overturn E.O. 13771 – the “2 for 1” directive. This Executive Order requires that each new regulation must be accompanied by the removal of two regulations  … Read morePublic Interest Groups Challenge Trump’s “2-for-1” Regulatory Rollback Directive

Trump’s budget calls for hits on federal employee retirement programs (in addition to staffing cuts)

Yesterday’s Washington Post offered some insights into the Trump Administration’s plans to reduce earnings for federal workers – both present and past. (Article links below.) Perhaps only the heartlessness the president’s budget demonstrates for the poor, the hungry and the sick exceeds the billionaire’s absence of empathy for the federal employees who serve them… [it] would … Read moreTrump’s budget calls for hits on federal employee retirement programs (in addition to staffing cuts)

Talking points: {Dis}HONEST Act and the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

We should tell our Senators to oppose a pair of bills aimed at crippling EPA. Both have already passed the House. If they pass the Senate, their effect will be felt long after the Trump Administration is history. (1) The HONEST Act would prevent EPA from using sound science making decisions about how to best … Read moreTalking points: {Dis}HONEST Act and the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

“Reforming” Government

Here’s a fun quiz! What part of government do you want to get rid – no expertise required. The Trump Administration (through OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, who never met a government agency he likes) is asking for input on how to reform government.  After 30 years in the trenches, I can think of lots of … Read more“Reforming” Government

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