Pollution

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.