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  • Public Comments

    Comments on the Forest Service’s Use of the Social Cost of Carbon

    January 15, 2016

    In a proposed exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule, which provides for management of National Forest roadless areas where such activities as tree cutting and road construction are prohibited, the Forest Service analyzes the climate effects of its proposal. Though the agency’s choices to monetize greenhouse gas emissions and to use the Interagency Working Group’s estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon in its supplemental environmental impact statement are appropriate and necessary, its application of the metric is flawed in several respects.

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  • Livermore/Revesz Article Honored

    December 14, 2015

    A recent article by Policy Integrity’s director, Richard Revesz, and founding executive director, Michael Livermore, has been selected for inclusion in the ninth annual Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on Oil and Gas Methane Emission Standards

    December 4, 2015

    We submitted public comments on the EPA on its proposed New Source Performance Standards for methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on New York State Energy Policy

    October 26, 2015

    We recently submitted comments on New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative

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  • News

    Revesz Testifies at House Hearing on Clean Power Plan

    October 22, 2015

    Richard Revesz testified at today’s House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing, “EPA’s CO2 Regulations for New and Existing Power Plants: Legal Perspectives.”

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on Truck GHG Emissions

    October 1, 2015

    We recently submitted two sets of comments to the EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on their greenhouse gas standards for trucks.

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  • Petitions

    Comments on Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

    September 1, 2015

    We recently submitted comments to the EPA regarding their endangerment finding and advance notice of proposed rulemaking on greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft.

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  • Public Comments

    District of Columbia Energy Policy Comments

    August 31, 2015

    We recently submitted comments to the District of Columbia Public Service commission (PSC) regarding their investigation of “technologies and policies that can modernize our energy delivery system.”

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  • Public Comments

    Comments on New York State’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” Initiative

    August 28, 2015

    We recently submitted comments to the New York State Public Service Commission regarding the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, which seeks to spur clean energy innovation and improve consumer choice and affordability in New York State. The Commission sought comments on how best to develop a cost-benefit analysis framework to evaluate utility proposals within the REV and related proceedings. Our comments addressed the consideration of externalities and the social cost of carbon in the Commission’s cost-benefit analysis.

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  • News

    Policy Integrity Weighs in on Federal Coal Program

    July 31, 2015

    Jayni Hein, our policy director, recently participated in the Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) inaugural listening session on the federal coal program. Hein provided recommendations for modernizing the fiscal terms of federal coal leases at this Washington D.C meeting, held on July 29th. DOI organized the event to solicit input from the public about how the the agency can best carry out its responsibility to ensure that American taxpayers receive a fair return on the coal resources managed by the federal government on their behalf. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell attended the listening session.

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