On Balance: Reflecting on the Longevity of EO 12866

On Balance: Reflecting on the Longevity of Executive Order 12866

By Clark Nardinelli and Susan Dudley

August 28, 2018 

By Clark Nardinelli and Susan Dudley
 
 Next month marks the 25th anniversary of Executive Order (EO) 12866, which requires U.S. federal agencies, “in deciding whether and how to regulate, [to] assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives, including the alternative of not regulating.” It further states that, “in choosing among alternative regulatory approaches, agencies should select those approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety, and other advantages; distributive impacts; and equity), unless a statute requires another regulatory approach.”
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