Environment

Screaming “Wildfire” in a Crowded Clean Air Act

Researchers argue for new regulatory treatment of wildfires to improve air quality and public health.

Climate Engineering Could Reframe the Dialogue on Climate Change

New study explores the potential benefits, risks, and legal challenges of solar climate engineering.

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Economic, environmental, and policy considerations underlie the President’s “solar wall” proposal.

Rethinking Chemical and Pesticide Regulation

Study advocates for cumulative risk assessment mandates in environmental laws.

Why a Retreat from Paris Now?

Political science models may help explain the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Repairing the Leaks in Drinking Water Regulations

Scholars recommend incorporating health-based standards into federal drinking water regulations.

Is One of the World’s Most Popular Fish Endangered?

Agency must determine whether Pacific bluefin tuna should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Legal and Policy Challenges to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Recent University of Pennsylvania event explores issues raised by the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Department of Agriculture Revises Its Organic Standards

Agency finalizes rule on production standards for organic livestock and poultry.

Trump’s Alternative Economics of Climate Change

The Trump Administration’s new social cost of carbon policy muddies the waters.

Agency Proposes Rule to Protect Sea Turtles

New rule would require shrimping boats to adopt measures that may reduce their impact on turtle populations.

Putting in Perspective Trump’s Unwinding of Obama’s Climate Policy

Both President Trump and environmental advocates overstate the effects of repealing the Clean Power Plan.