Environment

Regulating by Way of Straws

California legislator proposes regulating straw use in certain restaurants to reduce plastic waste.

After a Federal Climate Policy Retreat, States Should Proceed With Caution

State and local governments must consider the potential legal risks of their climate change policies.

Seizing the Moment with Strategic Climate Strategies for Subnationals

Subnational governments can best succeed when their policies go beyond their own borders.

Let’s Be Real About State and Local Climate Action

Federal action is key to effectively addressing climate change.

Leading on Climate at Every Level

States and subnationals can rise to the challenges posed by climate change.

State and Local Regulation of Climate Change

Subnational regulators face a number of significant challenges as they seek to regulate climate change.

A Farewell to Fracking Regulations

Trump Administration issues final rule rescinding Obama-era fracking regulation.

Trump, EPA, and the Anti-Regulatory State

Ideological polarization and regulatory capture have made 2017 a bad year for EPA.

State Court Breathes Fresh Air into Pennsylvanians’ Environmental Rights

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

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.