An examination by Lazarus (1991) of the adversarial effects of congressional oversight on the EPA is erroneous in its premise that congressional oversight is a powerful tool that can make or break the EPA and unduly influence the implementation of federal environmental policy. A review of the seven "disadvantages" of congressional oversight of the EPA cited by Lazarus is presented.
Checks and Balance: Limitations on the Power of Congressional Oversight,
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