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  • Trump’s Regulatory ‘Whack-a-Mole’

    April 10, 2019 – Politico (Opinion)

    Despite its low success rate, the administration is actually winning — at least some of the time. That’s because the administration has learned to use delaying tactics to undermine and even repeal federal regulations it doesn’t like, even when judges rule against it in court.

  • An Overeager Legal Strategy May Endanger Trump’s Energy Goals

    April 4, 2019 – Roll Call

    Revesz said many of the court losses can be tied to a conundrum for the administration: If they complete scientific and thorough analysis to justify what they want to do, that work will show why their goal is harmful to the public. But if they complete haphazard analysis, judges will see through it. “So they’re caught between a rock and a hard place,” Revesz told CQ. “I think in some cases there is not good analysis that they could do, so they resort to bad analysis.”

  • How State Power Regulators Are Making Utilities Account for the Costs of Climate Change

    April 1, 2019 – The Conversation

    Every additional ton of the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity contributes to climate change. This carbon pollution has many negative consequences, both to the physical world and also to global social and economic systems. But utilities don’t always tally the costs of these consequences. Because dealing with climate change is astronomically expensive, we believe that this should change.

  • Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules

    March 20, 2019 – The New York Times

    “What this decision says is, in evaluating the environmental consequences of the lease, an agency has to look not just at the consequences of the impacts immediately surrounding the lease but also the consequences down the road of burning the fuel once it’s extracted,” said Richard L. Revesz, an expert on environmental law at New York University. “That’s enormously important.”

  • EPA Is Rolling Back Protections with Methodology No Respectable Economist Would Endorse

    March 4, 2019 – The Hill (Opinion)

    The agency has invented a new, unnatural way of evaluating regulatory cost that finds no support in the economics literature or in the regulatory practices of prior administrations of either political party.

  • Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies

    February 19, 2019 – The Regulatory Review (Opinion)

    As climate threats mount and the window to act is beginning to close, states need to adopt desirable energy storage policies as quickly as possible.

  • 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.