Regulatory Comments

Publications

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…

Request for Technical Conference or Workshop on Carbon Pricing in FERC-Jurisdictional Organized Regional Wholesale Electric Energy Markets
Devin Hartman

With continued focus by states and utilities on policies that reduce carbon emissions from power generation, stakeholders continue to explore the relative roles that competitive wholesale markets and…

R Street response to FHFA RFI on PACE financing
R.J. Lehmann

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this Notice and Request for Input regarding the impact of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs on the government-sponsored…

R Street Comments on the use of the 5.850–5.925 GHz Band
Tom Struble & 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…

Post-Workshop Comments on Grid-Enhancing Technologies
Devin Hartman

I. Issue Summary

On November 5 and 6, 2019, the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) convened a workshop to discuss grid-enhancing technologies (GETs). These…

Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications for VLNTM King and VLNTM Menthol King, Combusted, Filtered Cigarettes Submitted by 22nd Century Group Inc. Docket No. FDA-2019-N-0994
Carrie Wade & Chelsea Boyd

To Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn:

I write to you on behalf of the R Street Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to free markets and real solutions….

Statement from R Street’s Kevin Kosar on HR. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act
Kevin Kosar

I have studied postal policy for 17 years and I can tell you that H.R. 2382 is bad policy and pure special interest politics.

The Postal Service currently has more than $70 billion in unfunded…

Modernizing Unbundling and Resale Next-Generation Network and Services
Jeffrey Westling & Tom Struble

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…