Environment

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.

Achieving Climate Change Goals Without the Clean Power Plan

Scholars argue EPA may already have the tools it needs to effectively regulate greenhouse gases.

California Extends Water Restrictions Despite Abundant Rainfall

Amid reports of record-breaking rainfall, regulators extend emergency drought measures for conservation.

Discretion and Judicial Review in European Environmental Law

Balancing the discretion afforded to multinational and domestic authorities presents special challenges to judges in ensuring effective application of European Union environmental law.

California Moves to Make Sleeping Computers More Efficient

New standards require computers to use less energy when not in use.

Will the Trump Administration Drastically Deregulate Environmental Protection?

Initial signs suggest that drastic environmental deregulation looms, but there may be much less than the Administration envisions.

The Stunning Triumph of Cost-Cost Analysis

Under President Trump’s executive order, the benefits of new regulations will play no role in regulatory decision-making.

The Discount Rate for the Social Cost of Carbon

A Trump Administration proposal that would reduce the social cost of carbon relies on an unjustified discount rate.

How Geographic Boundaries Determine the Social Cost of Carbon

Considering only the national impact of emissions would be a harmful, misguided move by the Trump administration.

New Climate Resilience Report Emphasizes Cross-Sector Collaboration

The Obama Administration releases report on opportunities to enhance nation’s climate resilience.