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Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process
Devin Hartman

INTRODUCTION

On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to increase the consistency and transparency in considering benefits…

RE: CAS Task Force Draft White Paper, Exposed 6-12-2020
R.J. Lehmann

I write you as director of finance, insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization (“think tank”). We appreciate the…

Petition to Expand Marketing Opportunities for Innovative Technologies
Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction
As technology advances, so too must the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) and its regulatory regime. Over the last four years, the Commission has…

CTIA-US Telecom Petition for Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling Regarding Certain Pro Forma Transactions
Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction
Transactions involving radio operating rights often involve significant administrative costs for both the parties involved and the Commission. As only a limited number of operators…

Electric Transmission Incentives Policy Under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act
Mike Haugh

COMMENTS OF R STREET INSTITUTE

The R Street Institute (“R Street”) appreciates the opportunity to submit its comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC” or…

New England Ratepayers Association Comments
Chris Villarreal & Devin Hartman

Pursuant to Rule 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), 18 C.F.R. §§ 385.214, the R Street Institute hereby moves to intervene…

FDA draft General Guidelines for the Regulation of Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco Products
Chelsea Boyd

Dear Director General Domingo:

We appreciate the opportunity to submit comments regarding the FDA draft General Guidelines for the Regulation of Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco Products….

Letter to Colorado DOI RE: COVID-related credit events
R.J. Lehmann

I write to you as director of finance, insurance and trade policy for the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-policy research organization whose mission is to engage in policy…

Comments of the R Street Institute Before the Railroad Commission of Texas
Devin Hartman & Josiah Neeley

IN RE: MOTION FOR COMMISSION CALLED HEARING ON THE VERIFIED COMPLAINT OF PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES U.S.A. INC. AND PARSLEY ENERGY INC. TO DETERMINE REASONABLE MARKET DEMAND FOR OIL IN THE STATE OF…

R Street Charts Path Forward After Mozilla v. FCC
Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction
With its 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order (“2017 Order”), the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) wisely reversed course from the 2015…