Sebastian Rowland

EPA Releases Draft Guidelines on Fracking Permits

New guidance aims to clarify federal policy on fracking using diesel fluids.

EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants

Proposed rule would impose the first greenhouse gas standards on new facilities.

USDA Finalizes New Standards for School Lunches

Guidelines require more vegetables, less fat.

Risk Regulation Roundup

Penn Program on Regulation hosts leading scholars of risk regulation.

Environmental Enforcement: More Than Just a Cost of Doing Business

Economists investigate responses to civil and criminal enforcements of environmental violations.

The Regulatory Week in Review: December 30, 2011

Japanese panel faults regulators for nuclear disaster, EPA finalizes 2012 renewable fuel standards, cigarette label litigation, and much more.

The Regulatory Week in Review: December 23, 2011

AT&T drops T-Mobile Merger, EPA releases power plant pollution standards, CFTC finalizes “swaps” rule, and much more.

The Regulatory Week in Review: December 16, 2011

NTSB recommends ban on cell phone use in cars, SEC appeals decision in Citigroup case, Canada withdraws from Kyoto Protocol, and more.

The Regulatory Week in Review: December 9, 2011

House passes REINS Act, HHS Secretary limits access to Plan B, Senate blocks CFPB nominee, and more.

The Regulatory Week in Review: December 2, 2011

FAA increases inspections for American Airlines, Judge Rakoff rejects SEC settlement, Facebook settles with FTC over privacy violations, and more.

EPA Enters the Fracking Fray

Agency plans to study treatment of fracking water and propose regulatory standards.

PPR Hosts Conference on U.S. Regulation Crisis

Leading scholars analyze whether regulation has suffered a breakdown.