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  • 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.

  • Climate Change and the Clean Air Act As Is

    April 27, 2009 – Dorf on Law

    So just out from NYU yesterday: a roadmap for regulating four of the six GHGs under the CAA as currently structured (assuming the finding is finalized as planned). The NYU report outlines (1) the legal arguments that the CAA fully authorizes EPA to create a “cap-and-trade” program for the six major GHGs, (2) the way that such a program could operate at or near an “economy wide” scale, and finally (3) that standard cost/benefit analyses would support EPA moving forward with such a program quickly.

  • REGULATION: EPA could create cap and trade if Congress won’t

    April 27, 2009 – ClimateWire

    U.S. EPA could craft rules on its own that closely emulate the economywide carbon trading plan Congress is now considering, according to a legal analysis by the Institute for Policy Integrity released today. Parsing the “labyrinth structure” and language of the Clean Air Act, the report examined whether the agency could auction greenhouse gas emissions permits under a cap-and-trade program without authorization from Congress.

  • Finally, policy change on climate change

    April 26, 2009 – ChicagoTribune.com

    If Congress doesn’t act, the EPA still can regulate. This week, the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law will release a report on how far the EPA could go with regulations. The answer: the agency could impose cap-and-trade.