Interest Groups Brace Themselves for New Regulations
Posted at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 28
“Lawmakers, lobbyists and policy groups say they are expecting a deluge of new rules from agencies across the federal government,” The Hill reports.
“High-profile rules involving air quality and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposal to limit crystalline silica were kept on hold as Obama ran for reelection, as was a decision on whether to support the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.”
“Just how aggressively Obama’s White House will push its regulatory agenda remains to be seen. One major clue will be the person he selects to take the helm of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) — a position often described as the gatekeeper of federal rules.”