Environmental Regulation

Could the Common Law Help Combat Climate Change?

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

Combatting Climate Change with Human Behavior

Scholars explain the benefits of setting “green” products as consumers’ default option.

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.

Poetry Inspires Hope and Climate Action

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

Regulating Alaska’s Salmon

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game monitors effect of hatchery salmon on wild stocks.

Diving Into the Benefits of the Clean Water Act

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

Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies

Clean energy systems will not reduce emissions unless states promote effective energy storage policies.

Single-Use Plastics Need Comprehensive Federal Legislation

Despite state and local action, more effective reduction of single-use plastics must come from Congress.

It’s Time to Cut the Hidden Climate Tax

As global temperatures rise, Americans will continue to pay the economic costs of climate change.

Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation

Scholar argues that many companies use unsubstantiated environmental claims to mislead consumers.