Environment

Stock Markets Fail to Punish Firms that Cause Harm

Stock Markets Fail to Punish Firms that Cause Harm

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill shows that market incentives alone do not guarantee sufficient safety and environmental measures.

Avoiding Unduly Concentrated Clean Energy Markets

Avoiding Unduly Concentrated Clean Energy Markets

The IRS will need help to avoid unintended adverse effects in implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions.

A Judicial Threat to Conservation

A Judicial Threat to Conservation

The recent nullification of environmental regulations by a federal court sets a dangerous precedent.

Incorporated Standards in a Federal System

Incorporated Standards in a Federal System

When state and local officials incorporate voluntary codes and standards, they still need to watch out for federal preemption.

Including Tribal Communities in Conservation Efforts

Including Tribal Communities in Conservation Efforts

Authors of recent paper argue that the Bureau of Land Management should heed input from tribes.

Major Questions About Climate Regulation

Major Questions About Climate Regulation

Scholars argue that attacks on the constitutionality of federal climate change regulations distort the major questions doctrine.

Turning a Corner on a Rocky History with ESG

Turning a Corner on a Rocky History with ESG

Scholars argue that the SEC has historically resisted creating ESG disclosures but has recently changed course.

Do Not Blame Us

Do Not Blame Us

Court disregards the Clean Air Act’s clear language in applying the major questions doctrine to curb EPA’s climate authority.

Supreme Court Crushes the United States’ Ability to Mitigate Climate Change

Supreme Court Crushes the United States’ Ability to Mitigate Climate Change

Rejecting EPA’s ability to reshape the coal industry, the Court forecasts invalidating future agency actions.  

A Dangerous, Even if Expected, Opinion on Climate

A Dangerous, Even if Expected, Opinion on Climate

The Supreme Court casts a shadow across the regulatory state in opinion limiting EPA’s ability to fight climate change.

Invasive Carp Eye the Great Lakes

Invasive Carp Eye the Great Lakes

Regulators struggle to keep pace with migration of invasive species to the Great Lakes.

Regulating Big-Cat Ownership

Regulating Big-Cat Ownership

Scholar argues for the strengthening of USDA regulations in big-cat ownership and exploitation.