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  • Biden’s Nominee Makes His Case to Take the Government’s Top Regulatory Job

    President Biden’s pick for “the most important job in Washington that no one ever heard of” testified on Thursday, underscoring his support for cost-benefit analysis in the rulemaking process. He also told lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that if confirmed, he would lean into the effort to modernize regulatory reviews that the president launched upon coming into office. 

  • How to Implement the Climate Law? Go on Hiring Spree.

    EPA got more than $40 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act, including to implement the methane fee and stand up a national green bank. "EPA has never administered anything at this scale,” Michael Gergen, a Latham & Watkins LLP attorney, said on a recent Institute for Policy Integrity panel. “I assume folks at EPA are kind of freaking out about this.”

  • Sinema May Decide Fate of Biden’s Regulations Nominee

    During his confirmation hearing Thursday, Richard Revesz addressed how the Supreme Court ruling on EPA's authority could affect federal rulemaking.

  • Senate Democrats Fast-Track Biden Regulations Nominee

    A Senate committee on Thursday will question environmental policy expert Richard Revesz, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the White House regulatory office.

  • Meet Richard Revesz, Biden’s Choice for Rules Czar

    The White House has chosen a regulatory review chief who has spent decades analyzing the real-world impacts of executive rulemaking. Richard Revesz, who was nominated this month to head the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has published multiple volumes on how the government can measure the costs and benefits of its rulemakings. The New York University law professor and founder of the Institute for Policy Integrity also is an expert on environmental litigation — an important attribute given the role a conservative Supreme Court now plays in shaping regulatory policy.

  • Environmentalists Strategize To Shore Up EPA Power After West Virginia

    There is “deep thinking going on in the community about what information needs to be before the agency” in light of the importance major questions took in West Virginia v. EPA, Earthjustice attorney Kirtki Datla told a Sept. 20 Institute for Policy Integrity event.

  • Bottlenecks, Cybersecurity, EJ Top of Mind for FERC’s Phillips

    FERC's Willie Phillips joined the Institute for Policy Integrity to discuss a shifting U.S. energy landscape and how FERC is aiding the clean power transition.

  • FERC Rejects Complaint From Generators Seeking Strict MOPR in New York

    FERC’s latest decision “should be the final nail in the MOPR’s coffin,” Sarah Ladin, senior attorney at the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, said in a statement Friday. “By rejecting the request to expand NYISO’s previous rule to the rest of the state, the commission closes a chapter on overly expansive rules that undermine state authority and harm wholesale market competition.”

  • Advocates Laud EPA’s EJ Office Merger As Fears Over Agenda’s Pace Grows

    Peggy Shepard, the co-chair of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC), gave the administration a “D” grade on its high-profile efforts to elevate EJ throughout government decision-making. She told a New York University Institute for Policy Integrity event that the WHEJAC was able to, within the first three weeks of the new administration, put together 100 pages of recommendations, “and it took a year to get a response to this and the response was, in many cases, inadequate.”

  • EPA Urged To Direct Bulk Of GHG Fund To National ‘Green Bank’

    Michael Gergen, a partner at Latham & Watkins and a board member at New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity (IPI), told a Sept. 20 event held by IPI that the GHG Reduction Fund’s multi-part structure encourages EPA to use $7 billion directly for projects and invest the direct the remaining $20 billion toward other entities in a green bank structure, which provides various groups funds that can in turn finance projects.