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  • EPA Could Get Thousands of Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math

    May 20, 2019 – The New York Times

    “Particulate matter is extremely harmful and it leads to a large number of premature deaths,” said Richard L. Revesz, an expert in environmental law at New York University. He called the expected change a “monumental departure” from the approach both Republican and Democratic E.P.A. leaders have used over the past several decades and predicted that it would lay the groundwork for weakening more environmental regulations.

  • Trump’s Changes to Title X Put the Health of Low-Income Women in Danger

    March 6, 2019 – Los Angeles Times (Opinion)

    The Department of Health and Human Services’ new rule was accompanied by an assessment of its probable costs and benefits. Conspicuously absent from the tally: any acknowledgment of harms that the rule will impose on low-income women by reducing their access to affordable healthcare.

  • 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.

  • Chemical Plant Safety Rule Rollback Presses on After Legal Loss

    October 17, 2018 – Bloomberg

    An industry-friendly replacement for Obama-era chemical facility safety rules is moving forward despite a court decision in August that questioned the agency’s basis for making changes. The agency could have a stronger case if it let the original rule take effect and proposed changes down the line based on real data developed during the implementation, Bethany Davis Noll said.

  • Omitted Health Costs Could Tip Scales on EPA Methane Rollback

    September 17, 2018 – Bloomberg

    Those public health costs “could be the thing that determines whether the rule is actually justified or not,” Avi Zevin, an attorney with the Institute for Policy Integrity, told Bloomberg Environment. “[EPA] should be doing a more complete consideration of what those costs of the foregone health benefits are, what they would mean, and how that factors into their decisionmaking,” Zevin said.

  • Trump’s EPA Chooses Coal Over the American People

    September 13, 2018 – The Hill (Opinion)

    In a recent proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration made little attempt to sugarcoat the consequences of its decision.

  • Court’s Action Could Upend Pruitt’s Eased Chemical Safety Program

    May 22, 2018 – Bloomberg

    Some requirements for expanded training, safety information, compliance audits, investigations of close calls, emergency response coordination, and other provisions at chemical facilities would take effect immediately, Noll said—and companies should prepare. “For the companies that didn’t do that, I think they might be in trouble,” Noll said.

  • California May Out Muscle EPA In Car Emissions Case, But Markets Rule On Electric Vehicles

    May 2, 2018 – Forbes

    “In withdrawing the 2022-2025 greenhouse-gas standards, EPA arbitrarily ignored its own prior analysis as well as the facts,” said Bethany Davis Noll, director at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. “The agency is acting without clear justification and creating a lot of legal question marks.”

  • States Sue EPA Over Plan to Weaken Vehicle Emissions Standards

    May 1, 2018 – ThinkProgress

    The Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law has released a new report analyzing EPA’s decision to withdraw the standards that concludes the agency’s basis for withdrawing the standards is not grounded in fact or economic analysis. For example, EPA cites factors such as lower fuel prices and concerns about the growth of electric vehicles as reasons to reverse its earlier decision, but both fuel prices and electric vehicle sales are in fact rising.

  • States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards

    May 1, 2018 – NPR

    A report released by the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law said the EPA’s reasoning was “not grounded in fact.” For instance, the EPA says lower gas prices are making fuel-efficient cars less attractive, and cites flagging demand for electric cars as a sign the current standards are unrealistic.