Environmental Regulation

Let the Carbon Auctioneer Beware

Study shows that carbon-trading programs may produce less revenue in concentrated markets.

Should We Run Agencies More Like Businesses?

Legal scholar argues for greater reliance on entrepreneurial strategies in regulation.

Do Not Forget to Wear a Hat

EPA provides advice instead of regulation in the new nanny state.

Can States Convince People to Recycle?

Research suggests recycling laws may turn people into “committed” recyclers.

Screaming “Wildfire” in a Crowded Clean Air Act

Researchers argue for new regulatory treatment of wildfires to improve air quality and public health.

Climate Engineering Could Reframe the Dialogue on Climate Change

New study explores the potential benefits, risks, and legal challenges of solar climate engineering.

Rethinking Chemical and Pesticide Regulation

Study advocates for cumulative risk assessment mandates in environmental laws.

Why a Retreat from Paris Now?

Political science models may help explain the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Putting in Perspective Trump’s Unwinding of Obama’s Climate Policy

Both President Trump and environmental advocates overstate the effects of repealing the Clean Power Plan.

The Misguided Regulatory Accountability Act

Bill aimed at regulatory reform would reintroduce burdensome administrative requirements.

Achieving Climate Change Goals Without the Clean Power Plan

Scholars argue EPA may already have the tools it needs to effectively regulate greenhouse gases.

California Extends Water Restrictions Despite Abundant Rainfall

Amid reports of record-breaking rainfall, regulators extend emergency drought measures for conservation.