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Repairing the regulatory damage from the Bush era

For the eight years of the Bush administration, the political appointees in the departments and agencies were tasked with creating an enduring legacy of rules that benefit commercial interests over the public interest. Which was to be expected, when James Watts' alcolytes ran Interior, and former pesticide lobbyists were making policy regarding pesticide regulation. That was part of the general pattern of placing people... more »

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In rulemaking & other comment periods, involve the public early; encourage interaction

Public comments in the final stages of rulemaking (the process agencies use to translate legislation into action) are not the most participatory technique, but - online - they are far more transparent than in the past, and generally mandatory! However, by the time a proposed rule or other action is open for comments, important decisions may already have been made. Involving the public earlier and increasing interaction... more »

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Review and update the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990

Negotiated rulemaking, first adopted in 1990 and reauthorized in 1996, has been an important innovation in federal rulemaking and was designed specifically to increase transparency and broaden participation of those affected by regulations. It has its critics, but most would agree it's potential has not been realized. I recommend a review of the implementation of "reg negs" and update of the law to incorporate the tenets... more »

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