Environmental Regulation

Science and Democratic Policy in a Data-Driven World

Public access to data behind regulations should not be a political question.

Deconstructing Regulatory Science

Proposed limits to EPA’s consideration of scientific data threaten timely, sound policymaking.

Increasing EPA’s Scientific Transparency

Despite concerns, environmental agency’s “transparent science” proposed rule supports existing guidelines.

Science, Transparency, and Environmental Policy

Scholars and regulatory commentators debate the significance of EPA’s recently proposed “transparency” rule.

Federal Court Orders EPA to Revisit Lead Risks

Ninth Circuit orders EPA to propose a new standard for lead dust and an updated definition for lead paint.

After a Federal Climate Policy Retreat, States Should Proceed With Caution

State and local governments must consider the potential legal risks of their climate change policies.

Let’s Be Real About State and Local Climate Action

Federal action is key to effectively addressing climate change.

Leading on Climate at Every Level

States and subnationals can rise to the challenges posed by climate change.

State and Local Regulation of Climate Change

Subnational regulators face a number of significant challenges as they seek to regulate climate change.

State Court Breathes Fresh Air into Pennsylvanians’ Environmental Rights

Recent state supreme court decision reaffirms and expands a constitutional duty to preserve natural resources.

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.