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  • Will Trump’s Car Rules Rollback Survive in Court?

    November 9, 2018 – Climatewire

    Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University, said plaintiffs would likely employ a two-pronged argument to defend the waiver from the Trump administration’s attack.

  • Big Oil Won Big In The Midterm Elections

    November 7, 2018 – BuzzFeed News

    “Our state has spoken loud and clear that we recognize the importance of the industry to the state’s economic well-being,” said Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley, in a statement. The council claimed that passage of the “setback” rule would effectively outlaw new drilling in the state and cost some 150,000 jobs. (Such industry job estimates are almost invariably excessive, an Institute for Policy Integrity study showed in 2012.)

  • Democratic Electoral Gains Will Give a Boost to California in Fight Against Trump

    November 7, 2018 – Los Angeles Times

    “It’s significant that Democrats now have this power,” said Richard Revesz. “A lot of the efforts to roll back Obama administration regulations are on weak legal footing. There are glaring legal or analytical weaknesses. Bringing attention to them can be a good strategy.”

  • Trump Rollbacks Causing Premature Deaths Should Not Be Celebrated

    October 25, 2018 – The Hill

    The administration’s so-called accomplishments, which include rolling back hazardous waste regulations and consumer protection rules, will inflict great harms on the American people, resulting in additional deaths, illnesses, and bankruptcies. The damages done by these heedless regulatory rollbacks significantly exceed the cost savings for regulated industries.

  • Chemical Plant Safety Rule Rollback Presses on After Legal Loss

    October 17, 2018 – Bloomberg

    An industry-friendly replacement for Obama-era chemical facility safety rules is moving forward despite a court decision in August that questioned the agency’s basis for making changes. The agency could have a stronger case if it let the original rule take effect and proposed changes down the line based on real data developed during the implementation, Bethany Davis Noll said.

  • Government Should Stay Out of Energy Market

    October 8, 2018 – The Detroit News (Opinion)

    The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law found: “There are no well-established studies that, relying on realistic assumptions, show that increasing the availability of generators with ‘fuel security’ attributes will enhance the resilience of the electric system.” What has been analyzed is the costs of forcing the purchase of power from coal and nuclear plants. And it is substantial.

  • Carbon Pricing Talk Heats Up Amid State-Federal Policy Rift

    October 5, 2018 – Law 360

    “If designed properly, a carbon market or carbon price would always be looking for the cheapest carbon, whether it was energy efficiency or whatever the cheapest fuel source was, that’s what the carbon price would find,” Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur told Law360 at a recent energy and environmental policy conference hosted by New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity.

  • Responding to Anti-Regulatory Tropes

    October 4, 2018 – The Regulatory Review

    Every institution, no matter how much good it brings to the American people, has room for improvement. But opponents of the regulatory state ignore the net benefits of regulation.

  • Gina McCarthy: These Are ‘Crazy Ass’ Times

    October 1, 2018 – E&E News

    Speaking Friday at the Institute for Policy Integrity’s 10th anniversary conference at the New York University School of Law, McCarthy ticked off a long list of environmental policies that frustrate her. Some of her complaints: Climate science has been scrubbed from government websites; the administration is changing how it calculates the benefits of slashing greenhouse gases; and President Trump has said he’ll exit the Paris climate accord.

  • Trump’s Vow to Cut Red Tape Doesn’t Extend to Legal Immigrants

    September 29, 2018 – Bloomberg

    Ricky Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University, said that the administration’s financial analysis of the proposal overlooks plenty of potential costs. For instance, it doesn’t account for the potential that illnesses and health expenses might climb as a result of immigrants rejecting food stamps that help them buy nutritional fare.