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  • Et Tu, Tribe?

    July 28, 2015 – New York Magazine

    C. Boyden Gray, who helped to draw up the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments as counsel to the first President Bush, and now represents many energy-industry clients as an attorney in private practice, told me in June, after the initial case was dismissed, that there were many legal arguments to be made against the EPA carbon regulations — but he wasn’t convinced by Tribe’s. “You look at Revesz,” he says, “and you say, ‘My God, that is pretty persuasive.”

  • Alone in Court: How Access to Legal Aid is Tied to Mobility

    July 28, 2015 – WNYC (NPR)

    Brian Lehrer and Martha Bergmark, Executive Director of Voices for Civil Justice, discuss legal aid and the findings of a recent report from the Institute for Policy Integrity. (Audio begins at 2min 45sec.)

  • Accused Batterers Get Free Attorneys. Domestic Violence Victims Don’t. That Needs to Change.

    July 23, 2015 – Slate

    When domestic violence cases make their way through the legal system, accused batterers have the right to a free court-appointed attorney in criminal cases. But a domestic violence survivor isn’t assured access to reduced-cost legal services. It’s a problematic imbalance, and correcting it could likely reduce the rate of domestic violence.

  • One Simple Idea That Could Reduce Domestic Violence

    July 21, 2015 – Huffington Post

    “Not only are there rights- and moral-based reasons for support for domestic violence survivors, there are many economic reasons too,” said Denise Grab, senior attorney at the Institute for Policy Integrity and co-author of the report.

  • Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About the Supreme Court’s Latest Environmental Ruling

    July 1, 2015 – Grist

    The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, also known as “MATS,” are the culmination of a very long regulatory process.

  • What the Supreme Court’s EPA Decision Means for the Mercury Rule and Clean Power Plan

    June 30, 2015 – The Hill

    In the final ruling of an historic Supreme Court term, the Obama administration was handed a loss on Monday, but the fallout will likely be minimal. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the court found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should have considered costs when it first began the regulatory process for its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

  • Supreme Court Ruling is Far from a Death Sentence for Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rules

    June 29, 2015 – Newsweek

    “The court didn’t do anything to this rule. The case now gets remanded to the D.C. Circuit,” Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity and dean emeritus of NYU Law School, said shortly after the ruling was released. “I don’t think this is any blow at all. I think it is pretty clear that this rule will ultimately be upheld.”

  • Oil Companies Are Drilling On Public Land For The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee

    June 16, 2015 – Washington Post

    One of the U.S. government’s largest sources of non-tax revenue comes from the land it leases to oil, gas and coal companies. Last fiscal year, the federal government generated more than $13 billion from drilling and mining activities on its land – but it should have made hundreds of millions of dollars more. Antiquated pricing rules have given these energy companies access to federal lands at prices that ignore decades of inflation, as well as many environmental and health costs of fossil fuel production.

  • U.S. Court Rejects Early Challenge to Obama Power Plant Regulations

    June 9, 2015 – Reuters

    Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity, said the early lawsuit and comments received during the EPA’s public comment period will ensure the final rule is legally sound.

  • New Oil Train Safety Rules Spell Delay, Leaving Citizens at Risk

    May 18, 2015 – The Hill

    Chicago, Philadelphia and Sacramento, Calif.: These are just a few of the cities within the “blast zones” of mile-long trains carrying flammable crude oil across the country. Twenty-five million Americans live in these vulnerable areas; yet it will be years until dangerous tank cars are retrofitted or retired from the rails, based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new safety standards.