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.

ISSUE BRIEFS FOR JOURNALISTS AND POLICYMAKERS

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”

RESOURCES ON REGULATORY REFORM BILLS

Senate Regulatory Accountability Act

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

House Regulatory Accountability Act

Midnight Rules Relief Act

PRESS RELEASES AND STATEMENTS

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS TO FEDERAL AGENCIES

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

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

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

IN THE NEWS

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