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  • Cass Sunstein For Regulation Czar

    May 12, 2009 – Forbes.com

    Sunstein is well known for his academic writings, which touch on everything from constitutional law to behavioral economics. His appointment to director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is a harbinger of the administration’s commitments—yes, we need to grow the economy, but sound economics need not conflict with smart regulation.

  • Hopes and fears for Senate confirmation hearings

    May 6, 2009 – The Pump Handle

    The Institute for Policy Integrity, on the other hand, endorses Professor Sunstein to head OIRA, arguing that cost-benefit analysis, if done in an unbiased way, could be used to support progressive environmental and public safety regulations.

  • If Boehner is worried about the cost of cap-and-trade, he should support 100% auctions and refund.

    May 6, 2009 – Huffington Post

    The question of the cost of climate change legislation has rightly emerged as a major theme of the debate on the Hill. Most recently, Charlie Rangel, Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee announced last week that he would insist on using auction revenues to reimburse American families for increases in energy prices.

  • How Obama & EPA Could Use Clean Air Act to Enact Cap-and-Trade Without Congress

    April 30, 2009 – Treehugger

    According to new analysis from the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, when the EPA issues its final declaration on global warming being an endangerment to human health, the Obama administration could press forward with a cap-and-trade program without having to go through Congress:

  • Planet Earth: Too Big to Fail

    April 29, 2009 – NPR.org

    According to a groundbreaking new analysis from New York University, the administration could even unilaterally establish a cap-and-trade system very similar to what Congress is considering.
  • I superpoteri di Obama

    April 29, 2009 – la Republica.it 2050 Blog

    Sempre più simile a un supereroe da fumetti, Barack Obama per vincere la sfida climatica avrebbe ora anche un’arma segreta, un superpotere. E’ quanto afferma l’Institute for policy integrity della facoltà di Legge dell’Università di New York.

  • Planet Earth: Too Big to Fail

    April 28, 2009 – The Nation

    According to a groundbreaking new analysis from New York University, the administration could even unilaterally establish a cap-and-trade system very similar to what Congress is considering.

  • Clinton admits US guilt at gathering of polluters

    April 28, 2009 – Legal Brief

    ‘The Road Ahead: EPA’s Options and Obligations for Regulating Greenhouse Gases,’ notes a report on the Policy Integrity site. This detailed legal analysis provides an in-depth and thorough discussion of greenhouse gas regulation under the Clean Air Act. The main finding of the report is that the Obama Administration has the ability to create a cap-and-trade system entirely through EPA regulation- complete with auctions and the ability to sign an international agreement.

  • NYU Analysis Says EPA Has Authority to Implement Cap and Trade

    April 28, 2009 – Think Progress

    There’s some question as to how far the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent “endangerment” finding with regard to climate pollution allows the agency to go in terms of protecting the climate without further enabling legislation. Over at Grist, Michael Livermore points to a new report from the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU Law School that argues the EPA can go far indeed—all the way to implementing a full-bore nationwide cap and trade system.

  • Obama could create a cap-and-trade system without Congress

    April 27, 2009 – Grist

    The new Congress has been making up for lost time on climate change. Senators and Representatives have been rushing to get a cap-and-something passed this year. At the same time there are fears that it may be impossible to build a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate for a good climate bill, leaving greens with two options: either accept a bad bill, or accept inaction.