The Regulatory Week in Review: October 23, 2015
IN THE NEWS
- Presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced his plans to reduce fracking regulation, authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, increase offshore drilling, and remove the ban on crude oil exports, among other reforms in the energy sector.
- In an effort to eliminate parasites from honeycombs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule authorizing the application of potassium salts of hops beta acids, which are used to produce beer, as a pesticide.
WHAT WE’RE READING THIS WEEK
- In a forthcoming publication for Boston College’s Law Review, Professor Jennifer Fan examines disclosure regulations for public versus private companies. Fan argues that the current regulatory regime creates risks by not treating very large private companies like their publicly traded counterparts.
- A recent report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law explores the declining role of political parties. The report argues that relaxing campaign finance regulations to strengthen official party organizations could help increase voter participation and improve constituent satisfaction with elected officials.