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Topic: Agency Expertise

Agency expertise refers to the specialized knowledge and experience of government agencies in their respective domains, which is crucial for evidence-based policymaking.

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The podcast episodes highlight the importance of agency expertise in two key areas: gun regulations and environmental protection.

In the first episode, the guests criticize the Supreme Court's disregard for the expertise and findings of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in its decision to overturn the ban on bump stocks. They argue that the court's ruling caters to the gun industry's interests and undermines the ability of agencies to regulate firearms effectively based on their technical knowledge.Opinionpalooza: SCOTUS Says Yes to Bump Stocks, No to Gun Safety Regulation

The second episode examines the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA, which limits the agency's ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. The guests stress the importance of agency expertise in science-based policymaking and express concern over the precedent set by the court in undermining the EPA's authority.Ep. 139: The Supreme Court's Devastating Impacts on the EPA

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