Environmental Regulation

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Renews Debate Over Delayed EPA Regulations

Apr 3, 2014 Analysis

February spill raises question of whether coal ash requires federal regulation.

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EPA Adopts Stricter Standards to Clean Up Auto Exhaust

Mar 26, 2014 News

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

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Prospects for an Interstate Cap and Trade for Greenhouse Gases

Mar 20, 2014 Opinion

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

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

Mar 3, 2014 Opinion

How defining green growth will create better environmental policy.

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EPA Awards Nearly $5 Million in Grants to Study Green Infrastructure

Feb 24, 2014 Analysis

Projects will support urban stormwater management, with a focus on Philadelphia.

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Private Rules, Public Goods

Feb 17, 2014 Opinion

New book examines agents and entrepreneurs in today’s global environmental governance.

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Should Chemical Regulation Be Stronger?

Feb 12, 2014 Analysis

West Virginia chemical spill raises question of whether better regulation is needed.

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U.S. Agency Expands Support for Partial Decommissioning of Oil Rigs

Jan 30, 2014 Analysis

New “rigs-to-reefs” policy endorses ongoing conversion of retired offshore platforms into artificial reefs.

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Plastic Bag Regulations Gain Momentum, Face Criticism

Jan 23, 2014 Analysis

Many jurisdictions have adopted or are considering controversial laws that restrict single-use plastic bags.

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Dangerous Dust and Deadly Delay: OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule

Nov 26, 2013 Opinion

Cost-effective workplace safety rule would save 700 lives a year.

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