Environmental Regulation

Landmark Environmental Rules Slated for Overhaul

Landmark Environmental Rules Slated for Overhaul

A proposed rule aims to facilitate economic growth at the expense of federal environmental reviews.

Proposed EPA Rule May Permit More Toxic Water Pollution

Proposed EPA Rule May Permit More Toxic Water Pollution

EPA’s proposed relaxation of a rule restricting water pollution from coal plants generates controversy.

Inequalities in Natural Disaster Regulation

Inequalities in Natural Disaster Regulation

Certain communities may face disproportionate harms in the wake of natural disasters.

Beyond Fighting Wildfires

Beyond Fighting Wildfires

Government leaders must take swift action to mitigate the risks of wildfire disasters.

Standing Up to Climate Change

Standing Up to Climate Change

The judicial system may need to adapt to allow climate change cases to be heard in court.

Many Shades of the Green New Deal

Many Shades of the Green New Deal

Democratic primary candidates are competing to define the scale and scope of climate action.

Can Regulation Promote Environmental Justice?

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

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?

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

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?

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

Guidance Documents and the Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods

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