The Growing Burden of Unfunded EPA Mandates on the States
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 10:00am
This new study from the U.S. Chamber, The Growing Burden of Unfunded EPA Mandates on the States
, describes how the relationship between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states has devolved into a system where states are forced to implement more and more federal environmental programs with progressively less money from federal sources. If EPA continues on this path, it could force a collapse of co-operative federalism which would be a disaster for the administration of environmental law.
The report unveils new research on federal-to-state funding levels, identifies prime examples of recent regulations stressing state environmental agencies, and offers specific recommendations to Congress that will preserve federal/state cooperation.