Today, the Washington Post has a nice piece on how the Bush Administration is seeking to push through several 11th hour regulatory (or rather, deregulatory) initiatives during the last days of the administration.
What effects might these initiatives have on the next administration? How permanent are they?
UPDATE: President-elect Obama’s transition team is already considering how it may undo several Bush Administration policies. The Washington Post reports today that Obama’s team has identified over 200 items to reverse, including several key Executive Orders and the federal EPA’s refusal to allow the state of California to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.