Environmental Regulation

Let There Be Darkness

Let There Be Darkness

Scholar argues for federal action to tamp down on increasing light pollution.

Enforcing Net-Zero Goals

Enforcing Net-Zero Goals

Scholar calls for greater oversight and enforcement of corporate net-zero carbon emissions pledges.

Big Oil Fights New Environmental Law in California

Big Oil Fights New Environmental Law in California

The oil and gas industry attempts to quash a California law protecting residents from extraction wells.

New York Clean Energy Goals Finally Show Promise

New York Clean Energy Goals Finally Show Promise

Modifications to New York State’s clean energy laws cleaned up the New York City grid.

Stock Markets Fail to Punish Firms that Cause Harm

Stock Markets Fail to Punish Firms that Cause Harm

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill shows that market incentives alone do not guarantee sufficient safety and environmental measures.

A Judicial Threat to Conservation

A Judicial Threat to Conservation

The recent nullification of environmental regulations by a federal court sets a dangerous precedent.

Turning a Corner on a Rocky History with ESG

Turning a Corner on a Rocky History with ESG

Scholars argue that the SEC has historically resisted creating ESG disclosures but has recently changed course.

The Inequalities of California’s Environmental Quality Act

The Inequalities of California’s Environmental Quality Act

Litigation over a state environmental law highlights both potential abuses and opportunities for reform.

Regulating to Achieve Environmental Justice

Regulating to Achieve Environmental Justice

Scholars propose novel measures to achieve environmental justice for all.

Comparing U.S. and Chinese Environmental Risk Regulation

Comparing U.S. and Chinese Environmental Risk Regulation

Research comparing risk regulation in the United States and China reveals selective variations, not sharp contrasts.

Navigating Stormy Waters for Offshore Wind Development

Navigating Stormy Waters for Offshore Wind Development

Offshore wind developers face regulatory approval challenges.

The Road to Clean Air Is a Toll Road

The Road to Clean Air Is a Toll Road

Scholar argues that legal barriers should not prevent cities from using congestion pricing to curb traffic.