Environment

Diving Into the Benefits of the Clean Water Act

Scholars explore whether the benefits of the Clean Water Act justify its costs.

Single-Use Plastics Need Comprehensive Federal Legislation

Despite state and local action, more effective reduction of single-use plastics must come from Congress.

It’s Time to Cut the Hidden Climate Tax

As global temperatures rise, Americans will continue to pay the economic costs of climate change.

Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation

Scholar argues that many companies use unsubstantiated environmental claims to mislead consumers.

EPA Proposes Amendments to Obama-Era Emissions Rule

The proposed rule would increase carbon dioxide limits for certain coal-powered plants.

Problems in Federal Wild Horse Management

Wild horse and burro population growth may soon overwhelm the federal government.

Latest Interpretation of Clean Water Act Creates Circuit Split

Courts disagree over the Clean Water Act’s applicability to the discharge of pollutants into groundwater.

Keeping Fraudulent Shrimp Out of Your Cocktail

The U.S. government is clamping down on seafood fraud and illegal fishing for shrimp imports.

Clean Air Act Obscures Polluted “Hotspots”

Scholar argues that federal air laws conceal highly polluted areas.

Federalism “Collisions” in Energy Policy

Differences between federal and state energy regulations will likely require judicial intervention.

Restoring Science and Economics to EPA’s Benefit Calculation

EPA’s proposed transparency rules would make the agency’s analyses more scientifically rigorous.

Choosing Between Guns and the Environment

Expert explores how a Florida law insulates firing ranges from state and local environmental actions.