Environmental Regulation

Can Regulation Promote Environmental Justice?

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

Bringing Home the Bacon on Climate Change

The lack of regulation on animals’ greenhouse gas emissions opens the door for climate change litigation.

Where’s the Plant-Based Beef?

Scholar argues for promotion of environmentally conscious plant-based diets through regulation.

Automakers Prefer Self-Regulation to Regulatory Uncertainty

Faced with uncertainty over fuel economy standards, four automakers choose to support stronger government regulation.

Is Private Governance a Viable Alternative to Climate Regulation?

Scholar argues that private governance initiatives offer considerable potential to combat climate change.

Guidance Documents and the Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods

Scholars argue that federal agencies should not use guidance documents to regulate controversial issues.

EPA Will Say Anything to Avoid Addressing Climate Change

New carbon rule is entirely at odds with Trump Administration’s earlier rhetoric on the Clean Power Plan.

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.