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  • Economists Agree: Economic Models Underestimate Climate Change

    November 25, 2016 – Vox

    Last year, the New York–based Institute for Policy Integrity tried to remedy that situation with just such a large-scale survey of economists who have published work on climate change.

  • No ‘Short Cut’ Seen For Trump Environmental Rollback

    November 16, 2016 – Bloomberg BNA

    There is no “short cut” for President-elect Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations but the incoming administration still could target Obama era rules, a former Justice Department official said Nov. 15.

  • How Much Is This Land Worth?

    November 3, 2016 – Slate

    The situation in Standing Rock shows the difficulty of fighting for a right to use land in a way that does not yield short-term profits. “By using economics to show just how wasteful under-regulation can be,” Richard Revesz wrote in 2008, “cost-benefit environmentalism can be the key to creating the political coalition necessary to make America richer by regulating more wisely.”

  • Fact-checking opponents of the Clean Power Plan

    November 1, 2016 – The Hill

    Over the course of the D.C. Circuit hearing, the Clean Power Plan’s opponents made several legal and factual assertions that don’t stand up to scrutiny. Our research helps set the record straight.

  • Donald Trump and the Climate Change Countdown

    September 29, 2016 – The New Yorker

    The Clean Power Plan ruling was extremely unusual, especially as the Circuit Court had unanimously declined to issue a stay; as Richard Revesz, a professor at the New York University School of Law, recently told my colleague Jeffrey Toobin, “It was totally unprecedented for the Supreme Court to step in.” The 5–4 vote on the stay seemed, to put it mildly, to bode ill for the plan.

  • Obama Power Plant Rules Face Key Test in U.S. Court

    September 27, 2016 – Reuters

    Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University’s law school, said the suing states were exaggerating the regulatory reach of the EPA. “The Clean Power Plan, while certainly a very important rule, is not the boundary-breaking behemoth that the petitioners make it out to be,” Revesz said.

  • The Supreme Court After Scalia

    September 27, 2016 – The New Yorker

    In the summer of 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a long-awaited regulation aimed at combating climate change, requiring electric power plants to sharply reduce their emissions. “It was probably the most important environmental regulation in history, since power plants account for about half of the carbon-dioxide emissions in the country,” Richard Revesz, a professor at New York University School of Law, said.

  • Clean Power Plan is Consistent with Law and History

    September 19, 2016 – The Hill

    In a critical federal court hearing this month, challengers of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s signature climate change policy, will characterize the Plan as an “enormous and transformative expansion” of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory power.

  • How a Recent Court Ruling Could Transform Energy Policy

    September 13, 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

    A recent federal court ruling may have opened a new chapter in U.S. climate and energy policy. Now that the Seventh Circuit has formally endorsed the use of the social cost of carbon, it could become one of the primary tools used to shape policies on environmental regulation, energy efficiency, natural resource leasing, and environmental impact quantification.

  • Exelon Girds for Challenges to Cuomo’s N.Y. Nuclear Subsidy

    August 19, 2016 – Energywire

    “In Hughes, Maryland was focused on the money that would be needed to prop up companies, to help them survive in the face of changing markets,” said Denise Grab, senior attorney at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University’s School of Law. “New York’s final CES decision does what it can to stay away from that approach; instead, it focuses on properly valuing the low-carbon attributes of nuclear plants separate from the wholesale markets.”