Federal Rulemaking 101

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Heard On The Morning Show
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

Federal regulations affect everything from how much mercury dentists can pour down the sink to who’s allowed to drill on federal lands. There are thousands and thousands of regulations governing our lives, but since they’re not front and center in Congress, we rarely hear about them, even though regulations are really where the rubber hits the road. This hour, we’ll talk to Susan Yackee, professor of public policy and political science at the UW-Madison La Folette School of Public Affairs, about the mysterious world of federal regulations.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Susan Yackee Guest