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    Letter to FCC On Creation of Trust Fund for Public Media

    March 16, 2011

    Today, Policy Integrity sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Obama’s plan for voluntary incentive auctions of noncommercial broadcast television spectrum. This plan would permit the FCC to conduct incentive-based auctions of unused broadband spectrum, making more airwaves available for wireless broadband services to prevent network congestion amid shooting demand for services such as mobile web surfing.

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    Letter to Obama Officals on the Social Cost of Carbon

    March 4, 2011

    Policy Integrity, along with a group of environmental organizations, sent a letter to government officials urging the Administration to fulfill its commitment to updating the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) value to reflect improving science and economic understanding of climate change and its effects on society. Doing so can communicate to the public important information about the benefits of greenhouse gas reductions and show how the Administration frames the climate change issue and the values it brings to decision-making.

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    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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    Economists write FCC to rebut statement from 74 Members of Congress

    July 7, 2010

    On May 24th, 2010, 74 Democratic members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission requesting the halt of net neutrality regulations.

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    Why is the government skewing the economic analysis for coal ash regulation?

    June 4, 2010

    Recently, the EPA released an unofficial, pre-publication copy of a regulation designed to address coal ash, the toxic leftovers of the coal-combustion process.

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    Letter to Senior Government Officials on Social Cost of Carbon Presentation

    February 12, 2010

    Today, Policy Integrity, with five national environmental organizations offered to senior officials in the Obama Administration recommendations on how the social cost of carbon (SCC) should be presented in greenhouse gas regulations.

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    Letter to the Administration re: monetary calculations for the social cost of carbon

    September 11, 2009

    In the summer of 2009, the Department of Energy released a regulation to update electricity efficiency standards for vending machines. Though the rule itself was somewhat routine, it contained information that could have major effects on environmental regulation in the future.

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    Letter in support of the Cap and Dividend Act

    April 30, 2009

    Policy Integrity released a letter of support for HR 1862. This bill, known as the Cap and Dividend Act of 2009, proposes a system of curbing greenhouse gas emissions that auctions carbon allowances and refunds the proceeds to American households.

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    Letter to the EPA re: easing of restrictions on mountaintop coal mining

    November 19, 2008

    As part of a raft of midnight regulations, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency worked together to finalize regulations that ease restrictions on mountaintop coal mining—in particular how and when mining operations can deposit waste, rocks, and soil in or near streams.

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    Letter to the OMB re: refusal of health care services on moral grounds

    November 17, 2008

    In August 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a regulation that would expand protections for medical professionals who refuse to provide health care services that they object to on moral grounds. Policy Integrity worked with a coalition of women’s health organizations to oppose the rule based on its finding that HHS ignored the negative consequences this policy could have on access to care, especially for women seeking reproductive health services.

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