Environmental Regulation

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.

EPA Proposes Amendments to Obama-Era Emissions Rule

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

Problems in Federal Wild Horse Management

Wild horse and burro population growth may soon overwhelm the federal government.

Clean Air Act Obscures Polluted “Hotspots”

Scholar argues that federal air laws conceal highly polluted areas.

Choosing Between Guns and the Environment

Expert explores how a Florida law insulates firing ranges from state and local environmental actions.

EPA Moves to Scale Back Methane Rules

Recent proposal to revoke natural gas regulation is the latest effort to put climate rules in the crosshairs.

Dissecting the Debate Over Regulation

Commentators debate central questions about the role of regulations in society.

Expanding Environmental Justice to Achieve a Just Transition

Vulnerable communities will benefit from a holistic and place-based focus in the shift toward a green economy.