Environment

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.

Building for Disaster

Data show that more stringent building codes deliver benefits greatly exceeding their costs.

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.

Regulation and the Local Food Movement

New study suggests that cities can encourage local food production and consumption through smarter regulations.

Do Not Forget to Wear a Hat

EPA provides advice instead of regulation in the new nanny state.

Can States Convince People to Recycle?

Research suggests recycling laws may turn people into “committed” recyclers.

Screaming “Wildfire” in a Crowded Clean Air Act

Researchers argue for new regulatory treatment of wildfires to improve air quality and public health.

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Economic, environmental, and policy considerations underlie the President’s “solar wall” proposal.