Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lawyers Hardest Hit

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."

Pruitt's order 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 added.

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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