Obama Day One (and a Half): Halts Pending Bush Regulations, Ag & Energy Secretaries Confirmed
photo: Bethany King
No one seems to be wasting any time now that the Obama inauguration is over: Yesterday, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel issued a memo informing federal agency heads that President Obama wanted any pending Bush regulations not yet published in the Federal Register were to be halted for review:A routine move by an incoming president—getting the administration in order, allowing everyone to get up to speed—but in the last days of the Bush administration some pretty henious acts were taken: ProPublica has a list of Bush’s midnight regulations which will now have to reconsidered. TreeHugger will be following how these get revised, withdrawn or modified.
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