Report: EPA more likely to announce regulatory changes on Fridays, before holidays

A recent report by the Resources for the Future says that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is more likely to announce regulatory reform changes on Fridays or before holidays.

The report examined the content and timing of 21,493 press releases issued by the EPA between 1994 and 2009. The report suggests that EPA’s changing the timing of releasing press releases may increase deterrence through awareness of regulation and market reaction to environmental news. Many of the press releases under scrutiny by RFF are related to Clean Air Act announcements that impact the power industry.

RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research – rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences – on environmental, energy, natural resource and environmental health issues.

The entire report can be found here.

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