National Park Might Not Be So Pet Friendly

Bay Area canine owners are up in arms over a proposed rule that would limit dog walking.

President Obama Acts to Preserve Legacy of Land Conservation

Amid recent controversy, Obama relies on Antiquities Act authority to designate new monuments in the Mojave Desert.

Regulating California’s Drought

Despite increased precipitation, conservation remains critical.

Regulating Self-Driving Cars

As the technology for automated cars develops, California regulators consider how best to approach this new challenge.

For Law Enforcement, Super Bowl Security Took Center Stage

Federal, state, and local agencies aimed to safeguard major sporting event in the wake of terrorist attacks.

Regulating Renewable Energy

Agencies work with California to tap into the energy potential of the Mojave Desert.

Fighting over Front Yards

California lawmakers endorse statewide approach to regulating drought-resistant “lawns.”

Regulating Marijuana’s Environmental Impacts

California’s proposed medical marijuana standards include environmental protection provisions.

California Poised to Adopt First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Recently passed bill awaits signing in the face of environmentalist cheers and industry fears.

Pro Bono Regulations to Take Effect in New York

Bar applicants now required to complete fifty hours of service.

Week in Review

Hurricane Sandy triggers responses by federal and state agencies, a federal judge curtails contraception mandate, and more.