One of President Barack Obama's first was to put the brakes on all pending regulations that the Bush administration tried to push through in its waning days.
For example, just six weeks ago, the Bush administration issued revised endangered species regulations to reduce the input of federal scientists and to block the law from being used to fight global warming.
The order went out shortly after Obama was inaugurated president, in a memorandum signed by new White House chief of staff.
Former President George W. Bush's administration moved into overdrive in the last year or so on a host of new regulatory proposals. Now the Obama administration will review everything that is still pending. (Full)
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