Your heart will break when you think of all the unemployed lawyers.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday became the first of
President Trump's agencies to issue an order barring the agency from
being drawn into court settlements that alter environmental outcomes to
the liking of environmental and other special interest groups.
"The days of regulation through litigation are over," EPA chief Scott
Pruitt declared in a statement. "We will no longer go behind closed
doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve
lawsuits filed against the Agency by special interest groups where doing
so would circumvent the regulatory process set forth by Congress."
would also end the practice of paying out "tens of thousands of dollars
in attorney's fees to these groups with which we swiftly settle," Pruitt
The litigation tool, commonly referred to as "sue and settle," was
used with great success by environmental groups under the Obama
administration to force a regulatory process behind closed doors,
according to Pruitt.....
So. "Lawyers Hardest Hit" is the situation. But I don't hear any crying from you guys.
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