Obama

Trump’s Alternative Economics of Climate Change

The Trump Administration’s new social cost of carbon policy muddies the waters.

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.

Measuring the Obama Administration’s Historic Midnight Surge

Scholars model the impact of regulations issued in the final months of the Obama Administration.

The Administrative Hurdles of Traveling to Cuba

The window for travel to Cuba may be narrowing.

Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

A recent report suggests that unlike executive agencies, independent agencies get to continue dancing right past midnight.

Quantitative Models Predict Historic Obama Midnight Surge

Research forecasts a substantial increase in economically significant rules that would outpace that of the past three presidents’ final months.

President Obama Acts to Preserve Legacy of Land Conservation

Amid recent controversy, Obama relies on Antiquities Act authority to designate new monuments in the Mojave Desert.

EPA Adopts Stricter Standards to Clean Up Auto Exhaust

EPA finalized new rules on sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions as part of clean car program.

Prospects for an Interstate Cap and Trade for Greenhouse Gases

The last years of the Obama administration will determine if the EPA succeeds in implementing a cap-and-trade regime.

What We (Should) Talk About When We Talk About Green Growth

How defining green growth will create better environmental policy.

Promoting Renewable Energy in the Federal Government

Presidential memo requires agencies to obtain 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

The Supreme Court Should Avoid a Constitutional Ruling in Noel Canning

The Court should allow the political process to resolve recess appointments controversy.