Michael A. Livermore

Michael A. Livermore is the executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. He is the author, with Richard L. Revesz, of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environmental and Our Health.

Why enviros should have a more active voice about regulations

Speak up!Photo: theparadigmshifterBecause the political arena is often fraught with hyperbole, misinformation, and special interest pandering, facts and reason don’t count for as much as they should. Despite that, green advocates have smartly and effectively engaged in the political arena …

Obama's regulatory reform will focus on fairness

Obama's executive order adds "human dignity" and "fairness" to the list of considerations.

Obama’s executive order could actually be a win for the environment

Progressives have weighed in on Barack Obama's regulation executive order with criticism. A close look reveals much of the complaints are unwarranted.

Who can fill Lisa Heinzerling's shoes?

Lisa Heinzerling's departure from the EPA's Office of Policy and Planning doesn't need to mean the winding-down of aggressive action at the EPA.

Senator blocks budget director nominee over offshore drilling ban

Jack Lew, the would-be budget director, is sidelined by Louisiana Sen Mary Landrieu's attempts to force Obama to lift the offshore drilling moratorium

EPA announces proposal to cut power-plant pollution

The EPA announced a proposal today that will cut power-plant pollution in 31 states, replacing a Bush administration cap-and-trade system overturned by the courts.  The announcement comes as the chatter on Capitol Hill has turned to a utility-only approach to …

Will the EPA score the true costs AND benefits of the climate bill?

This afternoon, the EPA is said to be sending its economic analysis of the climate bill proposed by Kerry and Lieberman to the Senators’ offices. It’s a scoring of how the legislation would affect the American economy. Hopefully that analysis …

Google climate change chief wants price on carbon

Dan Reicher, Google’s director of climate changePhoto: Steve Rhodes via FlickrGoogle wants a price on carbon and wants it now — both for lofty reasons like combating global warming, but also because it could be good for business.  As the …

The EPA weighs the hidden costs of carbon

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will do more than set new fuel efficiency standards for cars. It will put a price on carbon. Within this historic climate change regulation is a powerful new way of thinking about greenhouse gas …