STATEMENT: Supreme Court Ruling on Agency Deference Protects Health, Safety Regulations, CAP’s Sam Berger Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn established precedent that allows government agencies to reasonably interpret ambiguous regulations. In response, Sam Berger, vice president for Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

It is heartening that the high court today declined to wipe away decades of precedent to favor the interests of big businesses and the wealthy over everyone else. This ruling will help government agencies to protect public health, workplace safety, and the environment. But we must be wary of conservative attempts to weaken regulatory agencies in the future.

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