"Barack Obama ordered a broad review of environmental, health and safety regulations today to try to pre-empt Republican charges that he is leading an anti-business administration.
In an executive order, the US president instructed government agencies to ensure all regulations are cost-effective, science-based and transparent, as well as promoting economic growth, innovation and job creation.
The move was seen on both sides of the political divide as an attempt to counter accusations from the main business lobby, the Chamber of Commerce, that Obama has unleashed a "regulatory tsunami" on business, and to head off a campaign by conservative Tea Party Republicans to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to act on climate change."
"Obama’s Example of Crazy Regulation Missed the Mark" (Grist)
"In His Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, Obama Moves to the Right on Regulation" (Grist)
"Obama's Regulatory Review Gets Mixed Response" (Huffington Post)