Politics and progress: Will the White House stall its own climate change plans? - The Hill's Congress Blog
...in the Obama administration, the trains no longer run on time. Of the 136 draft rules under review at OIRA, 72 have been held up for longer than the 90-day limit.
...the new Administrator has secret weapon you might not know about: a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology. The study of human organizations, she once told me, had proved essential at all levels of her career. It taught her to intuit the interests of other people and locate the center of an institution’s decision-making power. In fighting for the climate, Administrator McCarthy will need to draw heavily on those skills again.
Verchick holds the Gauthier ~ St. Martin Eminent Scholar Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University, New Orleans, and is faculty director of Loyola's Center for Environmental Law and Land Use. He was deputy associate administrator for Policy at the EPA during the first Obama Administration and is a Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform. [Via Junk Science]