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  • On Climate, the Facts and Law Are Against Trump

    December 4, 2018 – The New York Times

    A recent government report predicts dire consequences from climate change. That complicates efforts to weaken environmental laws.

  • For Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda, a Reckoning Nears

    December 3, 2018 – The Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Trump’s ambitious agenda has been slowed, however, by unusually high losses in the courts. Since summer 2017, the Trump administration has lost 20 of 22 court cases challenging its deregulatory actions, according to data compiled by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law.

  • The Institute for Policy Integrity Brings Economic Sense to Regulatory Debates

    November 30, 2018 – NYU Law News

    The tumultuous state of US environmental regulation during the Trump administration was implicit in the title of the 10th anniversary conference of NYU Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity: “Energy and Environmental Policy: The Quest for Rationality.” But when environmental policy experts convened at the Law School in late September, the two keynote speakers, both seasoned veterans of regulatory battles, articulated reasons for cautious optimism.

  • Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report

    November 25, 2018 – The New York Times

    “This report will be used in court in significant ways,” said Richard L. Revesz, an expert in environmental law at New York University. “I can imagine a lawyer for the Trump administration being asked by a federal judge, ‘How can the federal government acknowledge the seriousness of the problem, and then set aside the rules that protect the American people from the problem?’ And they might squirm around coming up with an answer.”

  • 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.

  • 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.