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“Regulations: 9th Circuit Scraps Congressional Review Act Challenge”

“A federal appeals court today tossed out green groups' challenge to a statute the Trump administration has invoked to wipe out many Obama-era environmental regulations.

The Center for Biological Diversity's lawsuit targeted the Fish and Wildlife Service's use of the Congressional Review Act to ditch certain hunting limits in national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

Republicans in Congress used the CRA in 2017 to undo more than a dozen rules introduced during the last six months of the Obama administration. Before that the statute was used only once to eliminate a regulation — a Clinton-era Labor Department rule on workplace ergonomics.”

Pamela King reports for Greenwire December 30, 2019.