Posted: January 27th, 2017 | By: Justin Miller
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“When Trump announces he’s going to repeal 75 percent of regulations, my answer would be no, he can’t do that,” says Sid Shapiro, an administrative law professor and vice president of the Center for Progressive Reform. “If he announces that he’s going to undermine 75 percent of the rules, my answer would be yes, you could do that.”
Agency heads could easily undermine regulations by rolling back enforcement and settling lawsuits, which would signal to industry that it’s open season on rules. “That can be very effective and very destabilizing and harmful,” Shapiro says.