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  • Long Overdue: EPA and Nitric Acid Plant Regulation Cover

    Long Overdue: EPA and Nitric Acid Plant Regulation

    Nitric acid plants emit dangerous air pollutants that cause illness and alter the climate. This report finds EPA long overdue on a regulatory revision and at risk of allowing major costs to be imposed on the American public.

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  • The BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Option Value and the Offshore Drilling Debate Cover

    The BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Option Value and the Offshore Drilling Debate

    One year after crude oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, little action has been taken to prevent a similar disaster. A report authored by Gaia Larsen and Michael A. Livermore finds that overly simplistic economic analysis by the government may have helped lead to the accident.

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  • 2011 Heavy-Duty Trucks Rule Cover

    2011 Heavy-Duty Trucks Rule

    EPA and NHTSA have taken a crucial step in addressing our greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependency by regulating the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks for the first time. But, there is room for improvement.

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  • NOAA's Enforcement Practices Cover

    NOAA’s Enforcement Practices

    This regulatory report recommends more economically effective fines that would increase the protection of our nation’s ocean life. It comes in response to a possible shift in NOAA’s policies that could risk a rise in over-fishing. The suggestion is properly calibrated fees combined with more rigorous enforcement that, together, will serve to efficiently deter harm to marine life.

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  • 52 Experiments with Regulatory Review Cover

    52 Experiments with Regulatory Review

    The Political and Economic Inputs into State Rulemaking

    After more than a year of research, surveys, and analysis, Policy Integrity is the first to compile the regulatory practices of all fifty states in one document. Comparing each set of laws and guidelines on paper to direct feedback from leaders on the ground, the report assigns states a grade based on the quality of their review process.

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