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Separation of powers

With Great Power Comes Clear Accountability: Presidential Influence Over the Ozone NAAQS Reconsideration

In early September 2011, President Barack Obama rejected EPA’s draft rule to reconsider the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) based on the OIRA’s recommendation. The letter from OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein...

Delegation of EPA's CERCLA Enforcement Authorities to Qualified States Would Not Violate the U.S. Constitution

Editors' Summary: During congressional debate on CERCLA reauthorization, attention has focused on the role of states in executing the Act. Some observers of these debates have questioned the constitutionality of delegating EPA...