Public Citizen, NRDC, and CWA v. Donald Trump, et al.

Topic(s): 
Protecting Constitutional Rights and Requirements
Scope of Statutory Rights and Remedies
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Case Description: 

This action seeks declaratory and injunctive relief with respect to President Trump’s January 30 Executive Order on “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” The Order directs agencies to identify at least two existing regulations to repeal for every new regulation proposed or issued and to promulgate regulations during fiscal year 2017 that, together with repealed regulations, have combined incremental costs of $0 or less, regardless of the benefits. The complaint explains that “The Executive Order will block or force the repeal of regulations needed to protect health, safety, and the environment, across a broad range of topics—from automobile safety, to occupational health, to air pollution, to endangered species.” The mandated regulatory approach is unlawful and unconstitutional.