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Lawsuit challenges President’s ‘one-in, two-out’ Executive Order

Joe Mont | February 10, 2017

A coalition of consumer, environmental and worker advocacy groups have sued the Trump Administration to block an Executive Order that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

The plaintiffs—Public Citizen, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Communications Workers of America —are asking the court to issue a declaration that the order cannot be lawfully implemented and bar federal agencies from implementing the order.

“For fiscal year 2017, which is in progress, the heads of all agencies are directed that the total incremental cost of all new regulations, including repealed regulations, to be finalized this year shall be no greater than zero, unless otherwise required by law or consistent with advice provided in writing by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” the Executive Order, signed by President Donald J. Trump on Jan. 30... To get the full story, subscribe now.