Sue And Settle: Dead And Buried
Sue and Settle: Dead and Buried
Whether you consider yourself pro-regulation, anti-regulation, or something in between, chances are you’re in favor of clear, open rules. Whatever the policy a particular government agency is following, it should be transparent to all, right?That’s why we should be grateful that Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, recently announced the demise of “sue and settle.” It’s a legal strategy that environmental groups have been using for years to impose new regulations quietly and to enrich their allies in the process.
The practice predates the Obama administration, but under the 44th president, “the sue-and-settle gambit …