Some worry whether a “fourth branch of government” — rulemakers in federal agencies — has gained too much influence. In this 2013 photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. At the time the Obama administration was under fire from the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse.(AP)
Some worry whether a “fourth branch of government” — rulemakers in federal agencies — has gained too much influence. In this 2013 photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. At the time the Obama administration was under fire from the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse.(AP) Charlie Riedel AP
Some worry whether a “fourth branch of government” — rulemakers in federal agencies — has gained too much influence. In this 2013 photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. At the time the Obama administration was under fire from the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse.(AP) Charlie Riedel AP

Is a ‘Fourth Branch’ of government gaining too much influence?

October 15, 2016 09:49 PM

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