The Scapegoating of Environmental Regulation

Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils professor and director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania, presented our Spring 2020 Environmental Distinguished Lecture on March 11. His lecture cast light on a type of political and policy strategy that goes beyond mere criticism of environmental regulation. The Scapegoating of Environmental Regulation sheds light on the phenomenon of regulatory scapegoating. Coglianese showed why environmental regulation receives disproportionate rhetorical blame for perceived regulatory excesses despite contrary empirical evidence, and he discusses the potential threat that persistent regulatory scapegoating can pose to the very rule of law.

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1.0 CLE credit in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice
Course Reference Number: 2001353N
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