Title

The Deregulatory Moment and the Clean Power Plan Repeal

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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Blog Post

Publication Date

11-30-2017

Publisher

Harvard Law School

Language

en-US

Abstract

We are currently in the midst of the most important deregulatory moment in the United States since the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s presidency in 1981 — perhaps since the dawn of the administrative state. President Donald Trump has issued a series of Executive Orders directing agencies to explore opportunities to reduce regulatory burdens, including Executive Order 13783. This particular Order, inter alia, directs the United States Environmental Protection Agency to review Clean Power Plan (CPP) rules issued by the EPA during the Obama Administration “and, if appropriate . . . as soon as practicable . . . publish for notice and comment proposed rules suspending, revising, or rescinding those rules.” The EPA complied, and on October 16, 2017, it published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would repeal the CPP rules.

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