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RFF on the Issues: Two-for-One Order Provokes Lawsuit

Feb 9, 2017 | Peter Nelson

President Trump is now facing a lawsuit brought by liberal groups contesting his recent “two-for-one” executive order, which requires two regulations be rescinded for every one implemented. Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Communications Workers of America argue that the president “exceeded his constitutional authority in issuing the order … [and] the president's directive violates the Administrative Procedure Act by instructing agencies to act arbitrarily in canceling regulations in order to promulgate new ones.”

For more background on the “two-for-one” order from an economist’s perspective, read RFF expert Alan Krupnick’s recent blog posts.

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