Institute for Policy Integrity

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What We Do

Project Updates

  • Public Comments

    Public Comments on Truckers’ Hours of Service

    March 4, 2011

    Policy Integrity submitted comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association’s (“FMCSA”) proposed revisions to its hours of service regulation (“HOS regulation”) for commercial truck drivers. The regulation dates back to the Motor Carrier Act of 1935, which has seen little change to its basic structure despite numerous subsequent revisions. Our comments find FMCSA’s proposed modifications lacking for several reasons.

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  • News

    EPA Releases Second Prospective Study on Clean Air Act

    March 3, 2011

    The EPA released the third report in its series of cost-benefit analyses of the Clean Air Act today. Titled the Second Prospective Study, this report focuses on the effects of programs implemented after the 1990 amendments to the act.

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  • News

    Jason Schwartz gives testimony on NYC heating oil rule

    February 28, 2011

    Today, the city is conducting hearings on a regulation that the Bloomberg administration released last month to address the soot pollution from residual oil.

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  • News

    Physician’s Conscience Rule Recinded

    February 18, 2011

    Today, the Obama administration rescinded the 2008 Bush-era physician conscience rule, which extended protections to health care providers who refused to provide certain services due to moral or religious objections.

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  • Public Comments

    Value of Mortality Risk

    January 21, 2011

    Policy Integrity recently submitted comments to the EPA on their “Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions For Environmental Policy” white paper, which focuses on topics related to the EPA’s practices regarding the valuation of mortality risks.

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  • News

    Courts order EPA to proceed with boiler rule

    January 21, 2011

    Yesterday, the courts denied EPA’s request to delay on rules that would restrict certain types of air pollution from industrial boilers. We think the message is clear: after two decades of work on this issue, the time for analysis is over.

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  • News

    Obama on regulatory review

    January 18, 2011

    Today, President Obama penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal demonstrating his commitment to the health and safety of the American public but also to protecting those things in ways that make economic sense.

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  • 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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