Environment

Why Sacramento Needs to Fix the California Environmental Quality Act

Expert argues that suits under California’s environmental law undercut housing and climate change goals.

Pruitt’s Super-Polluting Parting Shot

Former EPA Administrator’s last action may foreshadow the agency’s future plans for regulating pollution.

State Court Breathes Fresh Air into Pennsylvanians’ Environmental Rights

Recent state supreme court decision reaffirms and expands a constitutional duty to preserve natural resources.

Information-Based Regulation and the Search for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Rankings for company’s new headquarters offer cautionary lessons about using rankings as regulatory tools.

Improve Regulation, Do Not Repeal It

The deregulatory agenda should be replaced with a regulatory improvement agenda.

Fight Over Fowl Livers Continues in California

A federal appellate court decision could send foie gras off the menu—again.

The Secretary of Energy’s Tariff Proposal Would Be Disastrous

Revising FERC’s open access tariff rules would reverse 40 years of progress.

How the Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Undermines Regulatory Analysis

The Trump Administration’s purported economic justification weakens the credibility of cost-benefit analysis.

Including Climate Change in Environmental Impact Analyses

D.C. Circuit holds federal energy regulators must consider pipeline project’s impact on climate change.

Agency Removes Yellowstone Grizzly Bears from Endangered Species List

Final rule creates tension between conservationists and wildlife officials.

The Legal Risks of Regulating Climate Change at the Subnational Level

State and local regulators will face challenges in trying to pick up the slack after a federal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Let the Carbon Auctioneer Beware

Study shows that carbon-trading programs may produce less revenue in concentrated markets.