Institute for Policy Integrity

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What We Do

Project Updates

  • Letters

    Letter to BOEM regarding options value

    February 8, 2012

    Currently, the federal government treats lease sales as a now-or-never decision. That’s an approach that leads to too many leases sold too quickly, at too low a price. Instead, BOEM should be waiting to sell these leases until the time is right—when they can get the highest possible price.

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  • News

    Launch of Energy Tax Breaks Wiki

    January 31, 2012

    Policy Integrity recently launched a wiki aimed at providing a better understanding of how energy sectors are subsidized by the tax code. The wiki will gather the expertise of lawyers, economists, tax professionals, and concerned citizens to catalog tax breaks received by the fossil and renewable energy industries.

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  • Letters

    Letter to U.S. Parole Commission on Responding to Parole Violators

    January 26, 2012

    The United States Parole Commission, the board responsible for granting parole and supervising parolees in its jurisdiction, is considering a proposal to improve its procedures for determining how to respond when released offenders violate the terms of their parole.

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  • Letters

    Letter to HUD on Homelessness

    January 18, 2012

    The Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has issued two proposals that would significantly alter the way the government handles homelessness and institute major improvements to the agency’s work; Policy Integrity recently submitted a letter on both.

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  • News

    DOT Announces New Regulations on Truckers’ Hours of Service

    December 23, 2011

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced new restrictions to the amount of time truckers can spend behind the wheel. DOT maintained an 11-hour limit on truck drivers’ hours, scaling back a proposal to give them more rest. The rule does introduce some new limits, including a reduction a driver’s maximum work week by 12 hours to 70 hours.

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  • News

    EPA Releases New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

    December 21, 2011

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released air pollution regulations to lower emissions of 84 different toxic chemicals, including mercury.

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  • News

    EPA releases new Boiler MACT proposed rule

    December 2, 2011

    Today the EPA released a new proposal to curb air pollution from industrial boilers. It’s an update on a version released in March of 2010, but never finalized.

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  • Letters

    Letter to OIRA on NSPS

    December 1, 2011

    The federal regulation of greenhouse gases from coal-powered plants called “New Source Performance Standards” has been delayed several times but is now set to be released in early 2012.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments to EPA on NSPS review for Nitric Acid Plants

    November 28, 2011

    Policy Integrity submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging updates to its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) program standards for nitrogen oxide (NOx ) and nitric acid plants, which can emit dangerous air pollutants that can cause illness and alter the climate. Though a statute requires the EPA to review and revise related regulations every eight years, the rules governing these plants have not been updated in four decades.

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  • News

    Senate Votes to Retain Net Neutrality Rules

    November 11, 2011

    The Senate rejected a bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules yesterday, ensuring that consumers will continue to garner huge economic benefits from an open Internet.

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