Institute for Policy Integrity

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What We Do

Government Transparency and Accountability

Since the Reagan administration, Presidents of both political parties have worked to improve the quality of federal regulatory decisionmaking. Safeguards that protect public well-being, including environmental policies, rely on the transparency and accountability of this regulatory process. These resources for journalists and policymakers highlight how fundamental changes to regulatory policy and cost-benefit analysis could threaten public safeguards.


Why States Can’t Make Up for Inadequate Federal Enforcement of Environmental Laws

Social Costs of Greenhouse Gases

Does Environmental Regulation Kill or Create Jobs?

The Importance of Evaluating Regulatory “Co-Benefits”


Senate Regulatory Accountability Act

Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act

House Regulatory Accountability Act

Midnight Rules Relief Act


Statements and Resources on Clean Power Plan Repeal
October 9, 2017

Statement on Waste Prevention Rule Court Decision
October 6, 2017

Court Rules Against Bureau of Land Management’s Inadequate Consideration of Climate Effects
September 15, 2017

Experts Challenge Trump’s Claims on Social Cost of Carbon
August 18, 2017

Statements and Resources on the Regulatory Accountability Act and Other Bills
May 15, 2017

Statement on “One In, Two Out” Regulatory Executive Order
Jan. 30, 2017


Comments on Reconsideration of NHTSA Rule to Update Civil Penalties

Comments on the Reconsideration of the Mid-Term CAFE Standards

Comments to EPA on the Clean Water Rule

Comments to Interior’s Royalty Policy Committee

Comments on Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Rescission

Joint Comments on Fuel Economy Standards and the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases

Comments on Delay of Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule

Comments to OSHA on Beryllium Standards Revocation

Comments on FEMA’s Proposal on Public Petitions

Public Comments on Regulatory Review
(Treasury, GSA, FEMA, State, DOJ, FCA, Interior)

Comments to the Department of Energy on Regulatory Burden

Public Comments on Regulatory Review
(HUD, MCSAC, FMC, NOAA, Coast Guard)

Comments to EPA on Evaluating Existing Regulations

Department of Commerce – Comments on Manufacturing and Regulation

See all comments on transparency and accountability


Muddying the Waters

The Falling Cost of Clean Power Plan Compliance


The One‐In, Two‐Out Executive Order Is a Zero
University of Pennsylvania Law Review | June 18, 2017


The E.P.A.’s Smoke and Mirrors on Climate
The New York Times (Opinion) | October 9, 2017

Latinos Are Disproportionately Affected by Asthma, and Trump’s Policies Are Making It Worse
The Los Angeles Times | September 1, 2017

Structural Reforms to Improve Cost-Benefit Analyses of Financial Regulation
The Regulatory Review | August 7, 2017

Pruitt’s Deregulation Spree Has Cut Corners
Slate | August 1, 2017

Trump Follows Through on Deregulation, but at What Cost?
The Hill (Opinion) | June 26, 2017

Cutting SCC Too Costly
Times Union (Opinion) | May 13, 2017

Here’s How the EPA Can Help States With Their Smog Problems
The Washington Post (Opinion) | May 12, 2017

Stealth Repeal: Trump’s Strategy to Roll Back Regulations Through Delay
The Hill (Opinion) | May 2, 2017

Do Environmental Regulations Reduce Employment? Not Really.
Vox | Mar. 2, 2017

A Subtle Attack on the Environment
U.S. News & World Report (Opinion) | Mar. 2, 2017

Finding Common Ground in a Sea of Corporate Regulation
NPR (MPR News – Audio) | Feb. 7, 2017

Taxpayers Get a Bad Deal with the Federal Coal Program. Let’s Fix It.
The Hill | Jan. 18, 2017