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  • Policy Integrity Testifies at NY City Council Hearing on Clean Heating Oil

    Policy Integrity legal fellow, Jason Schwartz, testified this afternoon at a hearing on a bill that would restrict the use of the dirtiest fuels used to heat some New York City apartments.

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    More Residual Risks

    An Update on New York City Boilers

    Up to 259 lives could be saved every year if certain large buildings in New York City stopped burning dirty heating oil. Using newly available data, a reworked analysis finds that residual oil has even greater consequences than estimated in an earlier report.

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  • Public comments in support of safe prisons

    Today is the deadline for public comments on a Department of Justice regulation that would protect individuals in prison from sexual assault.

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  • Responses to Policy Integrity fuel efficiency public comments

    Today, federal agencies issued new regulations on fuel efficiency standards—for the first time, limiting the amount of greenhouse gas emission allowed from cars and trucks.

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  • Comments on FCC Future of Media Project

    Today marks the deadline for comments on the Federal Communication Commission’s Examination of the Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age, a task force dedicated to solving the crisis in the media. The shift to online news consumption has led to falling revenue, major lay-offs, cuts in coverage, and serious questions about the future of journalism.

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    Flooding the Market

    The Distributional Consequences of the NFIP

    The government’s flood insurance program gives discounts to homeowners who build in flood-prone areas, often causing significant environmental damage. In this analysis, the Institute for Policy Integrity finds that this practice can benefit wealthy owners of expensive homes at a cost to the average taxpayer.

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    CLEAR & The Economy

    Innovation, Equity, and Job Creation

    The CLEAR Act, sponsored in the Senate by Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), would place a price on carbon, auction 100% of the pollution permits, and refund most of the revenue back to consumers. This brief found that pricing carbon would spur investment and innovation in new energy technologies, giving a substantial boost to industries like manufacturing and construction—both hit hard in the recent financial crisis. Relatively well-paying jobs would be generated in these sectors, helping to mop up the slack created by the recession.

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  • Public Comments on White House Cost-Benefit Proposal

    Policy Integrity submitted comments today on proposed changes to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) Principles and Standards for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies. The proposal was released on December 9, 2009 and today marks the deadline for comments.

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  • Letter to Senior Government Officials on Social Cost of Carbon Presentation

    Today, Policy Integrity, with five national environmental organizations offered to senior officials in the Obama Administration recommendations on how the social cost of carbon (SCC) should be presented in greenhouse gas regulations.

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  • OMB responds to Policy Integrity comments

    Each year, the Office of Management and Budget reports to Congress on the benefits and costs of federal regulations. Policy Integrity’s faculty advisor, Dean Richard Revesz and executive director, Michael Livermore were asked to serve as peer reviewers of the 2009 report, released today.

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