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  • Coverage of IPI’s vehicle fuels petition to EPA (sub. req.).

    July 30, 2009 – BNA Daily Environment Report

    A group sponsored by New York University Law School petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency July 29 to develop an emissions cap-and-trade system to control greenhouse gas emissions from motor fuels. According to the Institute for Policy Integrity, the petition it filed is the first to ask EPA to limit greenhouse gas emissions from motor fuels.

  • Law School Petitions EPA to Start Writing Rules for Greenhouse Gases

    July 29, 2009 –

    The Institute for Policy Integrity, a nonprofit advocacy arm of the New York University School of Law, filed a 29-page petition (pdf) to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson outlining the reasons why she already has the authority to set up a cap-and-trade system to curb greenhouse gases from motor vehicle fuels, nonroad vehicles and aircraft. Michael Livermore, the group’s executive director, called the document a “friendly petition” designed to nudge the Obama administration into regulatory action on climate change, a move that could also spur action on Capitol Hill.

  • State budget crisis could be key to climate change

    July 9, 2009 – Grist

    If climate change legislation doubles as a plan to avoid a fiscal crisis back home, there will be a new powerful constituency behind a yes vote—an unusual marriage of convenience between state budget offices and environmentalists that may be the key to getting ACES over the hump.

  • Are We Wishfully Seeing Green in Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor?

    May 28, 2009 – Treehugger

    Immediately after word came out that Sonia Sotomayor was the President’s pick for the Supreme Court, the environmental community (this author included) immediately went searching for the green angle. We found it in one decision: Riverkeeper v. EPA, which was seized upon as proof of Judge Sotomayor having a modicum of green cred. However, in a new Huffington Post piece Richard Revesz (dean of the NYU School of Law) and Michael Livermore (executive director of NYU’s Institute for Policy Integrity) think the green community might be reading too much into things.

  • OPEC Punts, Al Gore Cribs, Obama Promises

    May 28, 2009 – Wall Street Journal’s Environmental Capital Blog

    Be careful about reading too much into Sonia Sotomayor’s environmental leanings from one cost-benefits case, warn Richard Revesz and Michael Livermore in the Huffington post: “Some environmentalist have seized on the Riverkeeper opinion as proof that Sotomayor bleeds eco-green, while industry is afraid that she is insensitive to the costs imposed by green regulation. But both sides are misreading the Judge’s opinion.”

  • New CAFE standards keep the pressure on Congress to enact cap-and-trade

    May 26, 2009 – Grist

    Obama is going to start facing many more similar choices. Because the Mass. v. EPA ruling dealt with cars and light trucks, regulating those sources was naturally the first on the list. But this is only the first step. There are petitions on aircrafts, marine vessels, and fuels collecting dust that will need to be wrestled with. The President’s legal obligation to deal with these petitions will likely force additional greenhouse gas regulations into the pipeline in the near future.

  • 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 –

    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 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.