MIDNIGHT MADNESS: Writing in Tech Central Station, Ben Lieberman says:
Remember all those “midnight regulations” finalized by outgoing Clinton administration officials during their final two months in power? The Bush administration would prefer you forget, as its efforts to deal with them have proven to be failures.
To its credit, the incoming Bush officials, faced with a wave of these politically correct but substantively problematic environmental regulations, sought to double check their merits before allowing them to take effect. As a result, they were hit with nasty attacks from journalists and environmental activists. The furor over these so-called “environmental rollbacks” frequently dominated the news in 2001 prior to 9/11.
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