Environment

Regulating Cost-Benefit Analysis

EPA’s advance notice raises fundamental questions about how the agency should weigh costs and benefits.

Consistency and Transparency in Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis

Experts debate EPA’s recent move to consider regulating its own cost-benefit analyses.

Nuclear Energy at the Forefront of States’ Clean Energy Policies

Expert argues that courts should not strike down state programs that subsidize nuclear power plants.

Why Sacramento Needs to Fix the California Environmental Quality Act

Expert argues that suits under California’s environmental law undercut housing and climate change goals.

A Real, Not Faux, Transparency Proposal for Regulatory Science

A real EPA transparency rule should be grounded in scientific practices, not constituency interests.

Pruitt’s Super-Polluting Parting Shot

Former EPA Administrator’s last action may foreshadow the agency’s future plans for regulating pollution.

The Quagmire Created by National Association of Manufacturers v. DOD

Ruling may lead to protracted and conflicting litigation over EPA’s Clean Water Rule.

Science and Democratic Policy in a Data-Driven World

Public access to data behind regulations should not be a political question.

Deconstructing Regulatory Science

Proposed limits to EPA’s consideration of scientific data threaten timely, sound policymaking.

Increasing EPA’s Scientific Transparency

Despite concerns, environmental agency’s “transparent science” proposed rule supports existing guidelines.

Science, Transparency, and Environmental Policy

Scholars and regulatory commentators debate the significance of EPA’s recently proposed “transparency” rule.

Herbicide Regulators Differ on Whether to Ban Dicamba

Arkansas and EPA take different approaches to regulating a controversial herbicide called dicamba.