Environment

Regulatory Failure and the Gulf Oil Disaster

Regulatory Failure and the Gulf Oil Disaster

A Penn Program on Regulation seminar examines agency design.

DOE Keeps Its Electricity Transmission Siting Authority

DOE Keeps Its Electricity Transmission Siting Authority

DOE decides not to give FERC transmission line siting power under the Federal Power Act.

House Gives EPA 15 More Months to Promulgate New Boiler Rules

House Gives EPA 15 More Months to Promulgate New Boiler Rules

Congress weighs economic, health considerations in regulation of air pollution from industrial boilers.

Inspector General Criticizes EPA’s Procedural Steps in Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding

Inspector General Criticizes EPA’s Procedural Steps in Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding

OIG criticizes aspects of the peer review process used by EPA to develop an internal report on climate change pollutants.

The Role of Ambiguity in Climate Change Policy

The Role of Ambiguity in Climate Change Policy

In a PPR Seminar, Geoffrey Heal discusses of the importance of analyzing uncertainty over climate change.

The Ozone Standard as Presidential Policy: Some Concerns

The Ozone Standard as Presidential Policy: Some Concerns

Obama’s short-term decision dangerously contradicts long-term legislative policy.

Why Costs Should Play No Role in Setting Ozone Standards

Why Costs Should Play No Role in Setting Ozone Standards

President Obama made a bad decision to withdraw EPA rule.

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Letter from OIRA Administrator Sunstein emphasizes President’s role.

Obama Asks EPA to Delay Ozone Standards

Obama Asks EPA to Delay Ozone Standards

Concerns over economy clash with more stringent air pollution standards.

European Court of Justice Considers Carbon Restrictions on Foreign Airlines

European Court of Justice Considers Carbon Restrictions on Foreign Airlines

Legality of EU environmental regulation challenged under international law.

New York Recommends Expansion of Fracking

New York Recommends Expansion of Fracking

NY department advocates ending gubernatorial moratorium on fracking.

EPA Releases Plan to Review Environmental Regulations

EPA Releases Plan to Review Environmental Regulations

Following Executive Order 13563, EPA plans to review and revise some of its rules.