Opinion

Yes, Curbing U.S. Fossil Fuel Extraction Does Reduce Climate Pollution

Yes, Curbing U.S. Fossil Fuel Extraction Does Reduce Climate Pollution

Regulators should use a new model that captures the full impact of fossil fuel extraction to inform climate reforms.

Making Utility Assistance to Low-Income Households More Effective

Making Utility Assistance to Low-Income Households More Effective

Regulators can engage in smart policymaking to make utility services affordable for low-income households.

Limiting Interest Rates Without Limiting Access to Credit

Limiting Interest Rates Without Limiting Access to Credit

Setting caps on interest rates can lead to unintended, negative consequences for borrowers.

Regulating the Sale and Use of Hidden Cameras

Regulating the Sale and Use of Hidden Cameras

Regulators should restrict the sale and access of covert cameras but not ban them outright.

Can Ethical Certification Prevent Food Fraud?

Can Ethical Certification Prevent Food Fraud?

Food certification organizations, if backed with criminal sanctions, can help deter food fraud.

Regulatory Comments and the Major Questions Doctrine

Regulatory Comments and the Major Questions Doctrine

Courts should not rely on the number of public comments to assess the legality of regulations.

Virtual Hearings in Agency Adjudication

Virtual Hearings in Agency Adjudication

ACUS assesses the changing landscape of how agencies use new technologies to hold hearings.

Increasing Early, Transparent Consideration of Regulatory Alternatives

Increasing Early, Transparent Consideration of Regulatory Alternatives

Agencies can do more to disclose input on regulatory alternatives during notice-and-comment processes.

Pursuing Periodic Review of Agency Regulation

Pursuing Periodic Review of Agency Regulation

Periodic reviews of regulations can promote learning and improve policy.

The Need to Change Jurisdiction Over the U.S. Electric Grid

The Need to Change Jurisdiction Over the U.S. Electric Grid

When state and local voters prohibit clean energy transmission lines, they halt progress on climate change mitigation.

Improving the Management of Public Comments in a Digital Age

Improving the Management of Public Comments in a Digital Age

ACUS recommends best practices for how agencies manage mass, computer-generated, and falsely attributed public comments.

Too Many Eyes on the Road

Too Many Eyes on the Road

Existing federal privacy laws may not cover data collected from autonomous vehicles.