On June 29th, the Supreme Court struck down an EPA rule on mercury emissions from power plants. This decision could have major implications for the rule making progress, with the potential for an expanded role for the judicial branch when it comes to creatingfederal regulations. Please read the entire Michigan v. EPA RSEC blog here

RSEC serves to study and influence the regulatory process by incorporating the best available science into its policy recommendations. The ultimate goal of RSEC is to develop regulatory policy solutions that lead to the betterment of society. RSEC is engaged in various in-depth studies of the rule making process several Federal agencies and is using the information gathered to develop a framework for understanding the "regulatory science" of how regulations are made and evaluating their efficacy.


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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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