Monday, September 17, 2007
The NYT has a story today about industry seeking, rather than fighting, new regulation. In addition to possibly heading off tougher (and/or inconsistent) state and local regulations, this is, of course, potentially helpful due to the Bush administration's ongoing preemption efforts. If you want a particular subject matter preempted, there needs to in fact be a regulation to do the preemption heavy lifting...and industry might rather the industry be written by this administration than an unknown future administration.
(The Pump Handle's post echoes this idea.)