Sidney Shapiro's April 12, 2005, testimony on OMB's regulatory 'hit list' before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform.
Sidney Shapiro's August 3, 2010, testimony on agency capture, before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. News release.
Corporate capture of regulatory agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency has long been a barrier to promulgation and enforcement of effective safeguards. But under the Trump administration, it has progressed to a dizzying degree of brazenness, helping to power the president’s dangerous assault on public safeguards. In Deregulation on Demand, CPR's James Goodwin, working with researchers from the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, documents the extent to which corporate capture by polluters played a role in the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan.
Writing on the Center for American Progress website, Sophisticated Sabotage authors Sidney Shapiro and Thomas McGarity observe that because landmark environmental, health and safety laws are broadly supported by the public, "polluting industries have sought to stymie regulation in ways that hide their efforts."