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Richard Revesz - Commentary and Op-Eds

Richard Revesz regularly authors op-eds and commentary pieces on major policy issues in a variety of national publications. Links to his recent commentary writing can be found below.

EPA Will Say Anything to Avoid Addressing Climate Change, The Regulatory Review, July 29, 2019 (with Jack Lienke)

It’s a Bad Idea to Pick a Fight with California on Car Emissions, San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2019 (with Bethany Davis Noll)

The Trump Administration Might Be Too Incompetent to Undermine Environmental Regulations, Slate, June 3, 2019

EPA Is Rolling Back Protections with Methodology No Respectable Economist Would Endorse, The Hill, March 4, 2019 (with Natalie Jacewicz)

Less Scandal, Equal Dysfunction, Slate, February 27, 2019

Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies, The Regulatory Review, February 19, 2019 (with Burcin Unel)

Democratic AGs May Do U-turn on Lawsuits, Bloomberg Radio, January 9, 2019

On Climate, the Facts and Law Are Against Trump, The New York Times, December 4, 2018

Trump Rollbacks Causing Premature Deaths Should Not Be Celebrated, The Hill, October 25, 2018

Responding to Anti-Regulatory Tropes, The Regulatory Review, October 4, 2018

Trump’s EPA Chooses Coal over the American People, The Hill, September 13, 2018

Trump Takes Aim at Obama-Era Methane Rules (Radio), Bloomberg Law, September 13, 2018

The Distraction of Pruitt’s Scandals Is Gone but That Won’t Make Deregulating Any Easier, The Hill, July 26, 2018

Challenging the Anti-Regulatory Narrative, The Regulatory Review, July 23, 2018

Pruitt Exemplified How Partisanship Hinders Policymaking, Slate, July 10, 2018

Pruitt Would Like Us to Ignore Environmental Regulations’ Indirect Benefits, Slate, June 13, 2018

John Kelly Was Right to Kill EPA’s ‘Red Team’ Climate Exercise, The Hill, March 13, 2018

Why Better Energy Storage Could Ramp Up Fossil-Fuel Use, The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2017

The Costs of Coddling Coal: Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Plan to Boost the Coal Industry Will Hurt Consumers and Public Health, U.S. News and World Report, October 25, 2017 (with Avi Zevin)

Los Latinos Padecen de Asma en Mayor Proporción que el Resto de la Población, y las Políticas de Trump Agravan la Situación, Univision, October 19, 2017 (with Ignacia S. Moreno)

The E.P.A.’s Smoke and Mirrors on Climate, New York Times, October 9, 2017 (with Jack Lienke)

Latinos Are Disproportionately Affected by Asthma, and Trump’s Policies Are Making It Worse, Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2017 (with Ignacia S. Moreno)

Structural Reforms to Improve Cost-Benefit Analyses of Financial Regulation, The Regulatory Review, August 7, 2017

Pruitt’s Deregulation Spree Has Cut Corners, Slate, July 31, 2017 (with Bethany A. Davis Noll)

An Empirical Analysis of the Establishment of Independent Agencies, The Regulatory Review, July 13, 2017 (with Patrick M. Corrigan)

Why Coal Can’t Compete on a True Level Playing Field, Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2017

Here’s How the EPA Can Help States with Their Smog Problems, Washington Post, May 12, 2017 (with Jack Lienke)

Will Trump’s EPA Chief, Scott Pruitt, Keep Our Air and Water Clean?, Newsweek, April 25, 2017

According to Scott Pruitt, States Only Have the Right to Pollute, Not Protect Their Environments, Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2017

A Subtle Attack on the Environment, U.S. News, March 2, 2017

Fact-Checking Opponents of the Clean Power Plan, The Hill, November 1, 2016 (with Denise Grab and Jack Lienke)

Footnote 7 and the Clean Power Plan, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, September 27, 2016 (with Denise Grab and Jack Lienke)

Clean Power Plan Is Consistent with Law and History, The Hill, September 19, 2016 (with Denise Grab and Jack Lienke)

A Response from the Authors of Struggling for Air, Clean Air Watch, September 13, 2016 (with Jack Lienke)

How a Recent Court Ruling Could Transform Energy Policy, Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2016

Learning from the Clean Air Act’s Tragic Flaw, Power, June 1, 2016 (with Jack Lienke)

The Clean Power Plan Is Nothing New, U.S. News and World Report, April 15, 2016

Supreme Court Ruling on Clean Power Plan Doesn’t Halt EPA Action or Change Timeline, The Hill, March 16, 2016

Sanders Shouldn’t Hit Reset on Clean Power Plan, The Hill, February 26, 2016

Nixon’s “Environmental Bandwagon”: Richard Nixon Signed the Landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 — But Not Because He Had Any Great Concern About the Environment, Salon, January 2, 2016 (with Jack Lienke)

Noise Trumps Logic in Clean Power Plan Lawsuits, The Hill, October 27, 2015 (with Denise Grab)

When Economics Get Lost in the Smog, The Hill, October 2, 2015 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Let’s Cut All Energy Subsidies and Start Taxing Pollution, Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2015

Making Sense of Methane Regulation, The Hill, September 1, 2015

Obama Takes a Crucial Step on Climate Change, New York Times, August 3, 2015 (with Jack Lienke)

What the Supreme Court’s EPA Decision Means for the Mercury Rule and Clean Power Plan, The Hill, June 30, 2015

An Obama Friend Turns Foe on Coal, New York Times, March 26, 2015

EPA’s Ozone Standard Is Insufficiently Stringent, Not Overly Expensive, RegBlog, February 16, 2015 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Obama’s Professor on Clean Power Plan — Wrong on the Facts and Law, The Hill, December 9, 2014

Why the “War on Coal” Doesn’t Exist, Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2014

Criticism of EPA’s Economic Analysis Sorely Misplaced, Huffington Post, August 21, 2014 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Fracking and Methane: Regulators Must Look Upstream, The Hill, July 29, 2014

Winners and Losers in the Climate Rule, National Journal’s Energy Insider’s Blog, June 6, 2014

Unleash Market Forces on Coal, Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2014

Frustrating the Clean Air Act’s Goals, Huffington Post, February 24, 2014 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Arguing for Inefficiency, Huffington Post, December 11, 2013 (with Michael A. Livermore)

A Supreme Victory for Climate Rules, Huffington Post, October 15, 2013 (with Michael A. Livermore)

EPA and the Cost of Climate Change, Huffington Post, July 29, 2013 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Obama’s Nominee for OIRA Director, Huffington Post, April 26, 2013 (with Michael A. Livermore)

In Gina McCarthy Hearing, Possible Conversation Over Cap-and-Trade, Huffington Post, April 10, 2013 (with Michael A. Livermore)

For Climate Change Solution, Look to Yesterday’s GOP, Huffington Post, March 28, 2013 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Sharp Legal Strategy in the Successful Challenge to Obama’s Air Quality Rule, Huffington Post, August 24, 2012 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Replacing Cass Sunstein, Huffington Post, August 20, 2012 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Coordinating Data to Improve Government Programs, Huffington Post, July 10, 2012 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Old Power Plants Need New Rules, New York Times, March 29, 2012

Questionable Economics from The Economist, Huffington Post, February 28, 2012 (with Michael A. Livermore)

A Year of Rethinking Regulations, Huffington Post, January 1, 2012 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Questionable Conclusions About Bias at White House Regulatory Review Office, Huffington Post, December 2, 2011 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Clearing Up Health Care Choices, Huffington Post, July 7, 2011 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Mortgage Counseling: HUD Should Do More Than ‘Incorporate By Reference’, Huffington Post, June 22, 2011 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Thirty Years of Regulatory Review, Huffington Post, March 29, 2011 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Obama’s Executive Order: Olive Branch to Whom?, Huffington Post, January 20, 2011 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Hold the REINS: Regulations Generate Major Economic Benefits, Huffington Post, January 4, 2011 (with Michael A. Livermore)

The EPA’s Dangerous Delay, Huffington Post, December 20, 2010 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Scrutinizing Inaction, Huffington Post, July 15, 2010 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Cutting Off Drilling—For Now, Forbes, May 13, 2010

Cap and Trade Was Republicans’ Good Idea, Huffington Post, March 8, 2010 (with Michael A. Livermore)

It’s a Good Idea for EPA to Act, Washington Post, March 1, 2010

Last Best Chance for Climate Legislation Before 2013?, Huffington Post, February 17, 2010 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Green Technology Subsidies Versus Market Based Carbon Caps, Washington Post, February 4, 2010

The Cost of Climate Change to Future Generations, Washington Post, January 8, 2010

America Won’t Go to Copenhagen Empty Handed, Washington Post, November 18, 2009

Sotomayor’s “Green” Decision, Huffington Post, May 28, 2009 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Cass Sunstein for Regulation Czar, Forbes, May 12, 2009 (with Michael A. Livermore)

If Boehner is Worried About the Cost of Cap-and-Trade, He Should Support 100% Auctions and Refund, Huffington Post, May 6, 2009 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Two Years After Mass v. EPA, Van Hollen Comes Through with a Winning Solution, Huffington Post, April 2, 2009 (with Michael A. Livermore)

No Free Lunch for Millionaires, Huffington Post, March 16, 2009 (with Michael A. Livermore)

Obama’s Carbon Cap-and-Trade Plan Can Boost Growth, Bloomberg Businessweek, March 10, 2009 (with Michael A. Livermore)

A Truly Green Economics, Forbes, December 2, 2008 (with Michael A. Livermore)

The Environment and Economics Aren’t at Odds, Forbes, June 10, 2008

Response to Lisa Heinzerling, Defending Cost-Benefit Analysis, Grist, June 5, 2008

The Green Community Should Mend, Not Work in Vain to End, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Grist, May 8, 2008