Taking Regulation Seriously
President Obama’s joke about spilled milk helps illustrate the need to understand how regulations actually work.
The Stakes in the Fracking Debate
Fracking holds great promise as a source of U.S. energy.
Environmental Enforcement: More Than Just a Cost of Doing Business
Economists investigate responses to civil and criminal enforcements of environmental violations.
Legal Support for EPA’s Postponement of Assurance Penalties in the Air Transport Rule
Penn Law’s Environmental Law Project submits comment supporting EPA proposed rule.
Harvesting Clean Energy
New source performance standards should include energy efficiency.
Centralized Review Politicizes Protection of Public Health, Worker Safety, and the Environment
New report shows regulatory playing field tilting far to the right.
Hearing Raises Questions about Legality of Mining Office Consolidation
Criticisms leveled at Interior Secretary’s decision to move OSM into BLM.
EPA Funds Research on Black Carbon
Federal grants will support studies on a contributor to climate change.
EPA Provides Clean Water Guidance to Cities
Federal agency seeks to help municipalities manage water quality.
EPA Enters the Fracking Fray
Agency plans to study treatment of fracking water and propose regulatory standards.
Regulatory Failure and the Gulf Oil Disaster
A Penn Program on Regulation seminar examines agency design.
DOE Keeps Its Electricity Transmission Siting Authority
DOE decides not to give FERC transmission line siting power under the Federal Power Act.