Regulations and rules equal broken government

Regulations and rules equal broken government

October 02, 2012
Originally published in The Washington Times

From Wayne Crews and Ryan Young's op-ed in The Washington Times:

The first is “sue and settle.” Agencies like the EPA work closely with environmental and other pressure groups that sue targeted employers or states over some grievance to force a settlement, opening what our Competitive Enterprise Institute colleague William Yeatman aptly describes as “EPA’s New Regulatory Front.” Litigation is costly. Companies routinely settle to avoid protracted court battles, and settlement terms usually force compliance with the goals of the EPA or the allied interest group.