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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.

  • Trump’s Rule Threatens Booming $4B ‘Restoration Economy’

    January 3, 2019 – Greenwire

    By using data from 1999, the administration ignored any savings those business provided developers, according to Jason Schwartz, legal director at the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity. The lacking analysis underscores how the Trump administration’s pro-industry rhetoric ignores the ecological restoration business, he said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Partisan Politics Over Wise Energy Policy

    November 17, 2018 – The Hill (Opinion)

    The largest expanse of pristine wilderness in the United States, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), is at risk of becoming a staging ground for heavy machinery, with oil drilling projects threatening to displace and damage wildlife and natural ecosystems.

  • 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.”