Environment

State Court Breathes Fresh Air into Pennsylvanians’ Environmental Rights

State Court Breathes Fresh Air into Pennsylvanians’ Environmental Rights

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

The Secretary of Energy’s Tariff Proposal Would Be Disastrous

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

How the Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Undermines Regulatory Analysis

The Trump Administration’s purported economic justification weakens the credibility of cost-benefit analysis.

Regulation and the Local Food Movement

Regulation and the Local Food Movement

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

Can States Convince People to Recycle?

Can States Convince People to Recycle?

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

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

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

Rethinking Chemical and Pesticide Regulation

Rethinking Chemical and Pesticide Regulation

Study advocates for cumulative risk assessment mandates in environmental laws.

Why a Retreat from Paris Now?

Why a Retreat from Paris Now?

Political science models may help explain the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Agency Proposes Rule to Protect Sea Turtles

Agency Proposes Rule to Protect Sea Turtles

New rule would require shrimping boats to adopt measures that may reduce their impact on turtle populations.

California Extends Water Restrictions Despite Abundant Rainfall

California Extends Water Restrictions Despite Abundant Rainfall

Amid reports of record-breaking rainfall, regulators extend emergency drought measures for conservation.

Discretion and Judicial Review in European Environmental Law

Discretion and Judicial Review in European Environmental Law

Balancing the discretion afforded to multinational and domestic authorities presents special challenges to judges in ensuring effective application of European Union environmental law.

California Moves to Make Sleeping Computers More Efficient

California Moves to Make Sleeping Computers More Efficient

New standards require computers to use less energy when not in use.