Environmental Protection Agency

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?

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

Scrapping Electric Car Tax Credits

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

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

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

Diving Into the Benefits of the Clean Water Act

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

EPA Proposes Amendments to Obama-Era Emissions Rule

The proposed rule would increase carbon dioxide limits for certain coal-powered plants.

Clean Air Act Obscures Polluted “Hotspots”

Scholar argues that federal air laws conceal highly polluted areas.

Improving Regulatory Transparency Through Retrospective Analysis

Given its recent advance notice, EPA should implement retrospective analysis of its regulations in several ways.

Putting Trump’s “Affordable Clean Energy” Plan in Perspective

Recent proposed rule can be better understood by considering the fate of the Clean Power Plan in the Supreme Court.

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.