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    Dr. Adam Finkel Gives Congressional Testimony on Regulation and Jobs

    June 15, 2011

    Policy Integrity advisor Dr. Adam Finkel recently answered questions from Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) on regulations and their effect on jobs and businesses as part of testimony given during a House Commitee on Small Business hearing.

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    Obama Administration’s Retrospective Review Plan

    May 27, 2011

    Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced the plans from thirty agencies to conduct retrospective review of regulations—a step towards following up on a presidential executive order issued in January.

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    Update on Letter-Grade Fuel Efficiency Labels

    May 25, 2011

    Today, the EPA and DOT announced new fuel-efficiency labels for cars. The new stickers will give shoppers detail on the environmental elements of vehicles—miles per gallon, greenhouse gas ratings and smog emissions.

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    NYC to phase out most-polluting heating oils

    April 21, 2011

    Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that the city will phase out the use of unrefined oil sludge and the most-polluting grades of heating oil, to be completed by 2030. The new rules target the airborne fine particulate matter from two grades of heating oil that when burned by buildings create more than 85% of the city’s heating oil soot emissions. It’s expected that 10,000 buildings will be affected, as the black smoke billowing from smokestacks that the city says is responsible for killing 3,000 residents each year is eliminated.

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    Public Comments on Proposed PREA Standards

    April 4, 2011

    Today, Policy Integrity submitted comments to the Department of Justice (“DOJ”)on its notice of proposed national standards to detect, prevent, and reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in the nation’s prisons. The proposal implements the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (“PREA”), which created the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission to study of the impacts of sexual assault in the United States; standards ultimately suggested by the Commission inform much of the DOJ’s proposed rule.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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