The Burden of Unburdening – Administrative Law of Deregulation


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Join ELI and experts to discuss obstacles to deregulation, including when, and how, an agency must consider costs and benefits of staying, repealing, and rewriting rules. Speakers will discuss the types of rules and guidelines to which these requirements do and do not apply; comment on current challenges to the Trump Administration’s deregulation agenda; and offer insights on the ways that administrative law is developing through interpretation of the APA and other relevant statutes.The Trump Administration has promised to roll back a wide array of regulations, including rules that have governed methane emissions, established energy efficiency standards, and defined Waters of the United States. However, rolling back regulations requires much more effort than a mere pen stroke. The U.S. administrative legal framework allows rules to be changed or undone, but governs the way in which these modifications can happen in order to provide regulatory predictability and prevent waste in policymaking. Tension exists between an executive’s discretion to implement regulations, and the authority of his or her predecessor to set meaningful policy.

Panelists:
**Bethany Davis Noll, Litigation Director, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law, Moderator
**Kathryn Kovacs, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
**Fred R. Wagner, Partner, Venable LLP
**Susannah Landes Weaver, Partner, Donahue, Goldberg & Weaver, LLP

This event is open to the public but you must register (there is a $50 fee for those who are not members of ELI).

Location

Environmental Law Institute
1730 "M" Street, NW Suite 700
Washington DC 20036

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