Environmental Justice

Big Oil Fights New Environmental Law in California

Big Oil Fights New Environmental Law in California

The oil and gas industry attempts to quash a California law protecting residents from extraction wells.

The Inequalities of California’s Environmental Quality Act

The Inequalities of California’s Environmental Quality Act

Litigation over a state environmental law highlights both potential abuses and opportunities for reform.

FERC Proposes Revamp to Pipeline Approval Process

FERC Proposes Revamp to Pipeline Approval Process

FERC proposes environmental justice concerns play a larger role in federal approvals of natural gas pipelines.

Regulating to Achieve Environmental Justice

Regulating to Achieve Environmental Justice

Scholars propose novel measures to achieve environmental justice for all.

Are Artificial Christmas Trees Safe?

Are Artificial Christmas Trees Safe?

Chemicals in artificial Christmas trees may pose health and environmental risks.

Utility Ratemaking for Racial Justice

Utility Ratemaking for Racial Justice

Performance-based ratemaking could help lessen racial inequities in energy burdens.

Tribal Regulatory Authority to Combat Climate Change

Tribal Regulatory Authority to Combat Climate Change

If the U.S. Congress fails to act on climate change, it should empower Indian tribes to protect their members.

Are Biofuels Doing More Harm Than Good?

Are Biofuels Doing More Harm Than Good?

Scholar argues that greater regulation of biofuels is needed to promote environmental justice.

Can Regulation Promote Environmental Justice?

Can Regulation Promote Environmental Justice?

Scholars offer suggestions for how regulation can reduce disparities in exposure to environmental problems.

Poetry Inspires Hope and Climate Action

Poetry Inspires Hope and Climate Action

Poetry can help combat despair and act as a force for optimism and change.

Clean Air Act Obscures Polluted “Hotspots”

Clean Air Act Obscures Polluted “Hotspots”

Scholar argues that federal air laws conceal highly polluted areas.

Environmental Justice Is Worth Fighting For

Environmental Justice Is Worth Fighting For

Despite challenges posed by climate change, recent policymaking leaves room for optimism.