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  • For Trump Administration, It Has Been Hard to Follow the Rules on Rules

    January 22, 2019 – The New York Times

    An analysis by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law shows that more than 90 percent of court challenges to major Trump deregulatory actions have been successful so far. In a typical administration, the government wins on such challenges around 70 percent of the time, said Richard Revesz, a law professor at N.Y.U. who specializes in environmental law. “This is truly aberrational,” he said.

  • Marketplace Morning Report

    January 15, 2019 – NPR

    Senators may ask Wheeler about his plans to ease carbon pollution regulations on coal plants. That and many other initiatives will face legal challenges, including plans to roll back auto fuel efficiency and air pollution standards. Richard Revesz at NYU Law doubts if any will survive.

  • Democratic AGs May Do U-turn on Lawsuits

    January 9, 2019 – Bloomberg Radio

    Richard Revesz, a professor at NYU Law School and director of the Institute for Policy Integrity, discusses how Democratic attorneys general, riding a blue wave into office, may do a U-turn on lawsuits brought by their Republican predecessors – many of which challenge tighter federal environmental regulations. He speaks with Bloomberg’s June Grasso.

  • 2019 Outlook: Four Things About Trump’s Push to Deregulate

    December 21, 2018 – Bloomberg Government

    According to a tally of lawsuits by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law, as of Dec. 10 agencies had won just two out of 24 cases challenging their deregulation, a win rate of 8 percent.

  • 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.)