The CRE is headed by Jim Tozzi, a former Reagan aide who has since gone into the business of killing regulations. I probably oppose him on most things, but the CRE seems to be an excellent ally in this fight. It would be interesting to learn why they are involved.
From this Washington Monthly article on his work in the Reagan administration:
Soon enough, Tozzi's domain became known as the "black hole" of the regulatory process for its reputation of sucking in rules proposed by agencies and never letting them see light again.