Regulations approved by President Barack Obama over the first 32 months of his term cost businesses an estimated $25 billion, more than double the total of each of his two predecessors, according to White House data.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans 31 regulatory reviews, including how to improve estimates of industry costs, after scrapping a definition of milk as oil that forced farmers to meet petroleum-spill rules.
The Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. regulator criticized by business groups for proposing the most new rules of any agency, says the courts and former President George W. Bush have left it no choice.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s biggest business lobby, is asking the Obama administration to suspend plans for listing the chemical bisphenol A among substances that may harm the environment.
Renewable-energy projects such as wind farms and solar fields are just as hard to build in the U.S. as coal-fired power plants because of regulatory obstacles and activists’ protests, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.