Let There Be Darkness
Scholar argues for federal action to tamp down on increasing light pollution.
Regulating Plastic Bags
Scholars discuss policy options for regulating single-use plastic bags.
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.
Is Advanced Recycling a Cure-All or a License to Pollute?
A new recycling law faces criticism from environmental groups and praise from plastics manufacturers.
Taking the Regulatory Crisis in the Amazon Seriously
Environmental regulatory rollbacks harm Brazil’s Amazon and its Indigenous communities.
Life in Plastic Is Not Fantastic
To save the seas from tiny plastics, a business leader proposes that plastics producers self-regulate.
Clean Air Act Obscures Polluted “Hotspots”
Scholar argues that federal air laws conceal highly polluted areas.
Pruitt’s Super-Polluting Parting Shot
Former EPA Administrator’s last action may foreshadow the agency’s future plans for regulating pollution.
Regulating by Way of Straws
California legislator proposes regulating straw use in certain restaurants to reduce plastic waste.
Restoring Pollution Prevention and the Concept of Positive Freedom
Scholar espouses a renewed focus on pollution prevention efforts, with an appreciation of government’s ability to effect meaningful reform.
Cleaner Clothes Coming to Europe
A recent European Union regulation bans dangerous chemicals in imported apparel.
EPA Report Finds One-Year Rise in Toxic Pollution
Data show a fifteen percent increase in toxic chemicals released from 2012 to 2013.