Institute for Policy Integrity

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Project Updates

  • Public Comments

    Public Comments on Head Start

    December 20, 2010

    Today, Policy Integrity submitted public comments on proposed regulations triggered by recent amendments to the Head Start Act. The revisions are aimed at maximizing the federal program’s impact.

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  • Letters

    Letter to OIRA: Coordinate on Green Labels

    December 16, 2010

    Several federal agencies are in the process of issuing or updating a spate of environmental labels for consumer products: cars, tires, appliances, and now, recent Federal Trade Commission proposals will affect the labeling on lots of other everyday items.

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  • Public Comments

    Public comments on Green Labels

    December 13, 2010

    Lately, labels on eco-friendly products have proliferated. It seems like almost everything is marked as “green,” “compostable,” “free of” something, or made with renewable materials. But who makes sure all these items are as gentle on the environment as they say they are?

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  • Public Comments

    Public Comments on Fuel Economy Label Revisions

    November 22, 2010

    Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration proposed revisions to the labels that auto manufacturers have to put in the windows of their vehicles to let buyers know how much—or how little—gas their cars will guzzle.

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  • Public Comments

    Public Comments on the Economics of Coal Ash Disposal

    November 19, 2010

    In many places around the nation the toxic sludge leftovers of the coal combustion process are stored in vast unlined pools where poisons can leak into groundwater. Sometimes, like in Kingston, Tennessee, these holding pens break letting loose an avalanche of black poisonous muck.

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  • Memos

    Memo on Myths of Net Neutrality

    November 19, 2010

    In the discourse over net neutrality there are some important facts getting lost in the shuffle. There are strong arguments that weigh in favor of net neutrality, and there are reasonable arguments that caution against it. There is no reason for either side to rely on myths to win support.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on specialized services and wireless in the net-neutrality debate

    November 4, 2010

    Recently, the FCC asked for feedback on two issues: how so-called “specialized services” should be exempted from neutrality protections, if at all, and whether open Internet rules should be applied to wireless services in addition to wireline broadband services.

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  • Public Comments

    Public Comments to EPA and NHTSA on the Economics of CAFE Standards

    October 29, 2010

    In their first notice of intent to propose new fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles Model Year 2017 and later, EPA and NHTSA ask for comments on their research plan for the coming months and raise crucial questions, such as why the private market does not currently provide for more fuel-efficient vehicles and whether there are any “unidentified additional costs” of fuel-efficient

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  • Public Comments

    Comments submitted to DOE on appliance energy savings rule

    October 19, 2010

    The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to use an expanded way of estimating the energy savings of appliances. It would incorporate the costs of everything from fuel extraction to distribution and also estimate the greenhouse gas impacts of the machine.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on EPA’s Transport Rule

    October 1, 2010

    Today, Policy Integrity offered suggestions on the EPA’s plans to reduce certain kinds of air pollutants that waft across state lines.

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