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H.R. 3382

ELR Congressional Update

Western Watersheds Project v. Zinke

ELR Case

A district court preliminarily enjoined BLM from conducting oil and gas lease sales under the procedures of a new BLM directive. Environmental groups argued that the directive unlawfully constrains environmental review of, and public...

H.R. 1029, Chamber Action

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1029, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 543, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Mississippi: Agencies

ELR State Update Item

New Hampshire: Energy

ELR State Update Item

Comments on "Rulemaking vs. Democracy: Judging and Nudging Public Participation That Counts"

ELR Article

Cynthia Farina and her colleagues provide a sensible analysis of the problems attendant increased public participation in rulemaking. The “magical thinking” they address—more public engagement in rulemaking equals better policies and...

Comments on "Rulemaking vs. Democracy: Judging and Nudging Public Participation That Counts"

ELR Article

Farina et al. mostly concentrate on the value of mass comments to the agency rule writer, and seem resigned to the fact that mass comments will continue. They suggest an intriguing, multitiered system called Regulation Room that can...