Environmental Protection Agency

The Vanishing Federal Role in Enforcing Our Environmental Laws

The Vanishing Federal Role in Enforcing Our Environmental Laws

The Trump Administration has degraded environmental enforcement, favoring polluters over citizens’ interests.

Closing a Concocted Clean Water Act Loophole

Closing a Concocted Clean Water Act Loophole

Congressional intent and clear statutory text promote common-sense enforcement of federal water regulations.

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.

EPA Proposes to Accelerate Its Permit Appeal Process

EPA Proposes to Accelerate Its Permit Appeal Process

A proposed rule to speed up administrative decision-making could have unintended consequences.

The Pandemic and Industry Opportunism

The Pandemic and Industry Opportunism

EPA fails to hold environmental polluters responsible during the COVID-19 crisis.

Regulatory Learning Through the Rulemaking Process

Regulatory Learning Through the Rulemaking Process

An agency’s regulatory experience informs the development of effective future programs.

Could the Common Law Help Combat Climate Change?

Could the Common Law Help Combat Climate Change?

Scholars argue that as EPA deregulates, nuisance suits could replace traditional environmental regulation.

Can Red and Purple States Go Green?

Can Red and Purple States Go Green?

Scholars argue that state policymaking cannot effectively counteract federal environmental deregulation.

Scrapping Electric Car Tax Credits

Scrapping Electric Car Tax Credits

President Trump’s 2020 budget seeks to eliminate tax credits for electric vehicles.

Tribal Regulation of Single-Use Plastics

Tribal Regulation of Single-Use Plastics

As the federal government and many state governments fail to address plastic waste, Indian tribes become policy innovators.

You Need to See It to Believe It

You Need to See It to Believe It

Scholars argue that the use of visual media in federal rulemaking promotes democratic values.

Diving Into the Benefits of the Clean Water Act

Diving Into the Benefits of the Clean Water Act

Scholars explore whether the benefits of the Clean Water Act justify its costs.