Environment

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.

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.