State of the Planet

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chemical regulation

  • Regulating Air Toxics from Petrochemical Plants

    Regulating Air Toxics from Petrochemical Plants

    We need to end performative and ideological regulatory debates and strive for effective regulation that protects the public while encouraging innovation.

  • Our Toxic Environment

    Our Toxic Environment

    As our economic life becomes more complex and its technology advances, we need to match that complexity with regulatory processes based on scientific expertise and an approach toward regulation that protects the public but is also sympathetic toward innovation and the introduction of new products.

  • The False Trade-off Between Green Energy and Toxic Chemical Regulation

    The False Trade-off Between Green Energy and Toxic Chemical Regulation

    The long and tortuous effort to regulate toxic chemicals in America has now come up against an ironic obstacle: anti-environmental lobbying by the manufacturers of batteries and other renewable energy technologies that rely on toxic substances.

  • Regulating Forever Chemicals

    Regulating Forever Chemicals

    We are an ingenious species, and when properly motivated, we can build an economy that doesn’t poison people and the planet.

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  • Regulating Air Toxics from Petrochemical Plants

    Regulating Air Toxics from Petrochemical Plants

    We need to end performative and ideological regulatory debates and strive for effective regulation that protects the public while encouraging innovation.

  • Our Toxic Environment

    Our Toxic Environment

    As our economic life becomes more complex and its technology advances, we need to match that complexity with regulatory processes based on scientific expertise and an approach toward regulation that protects the public but is also sympathetic toward innovation and the introduction of new products.

  • The False Trade-off Between Green Energy and Toxic Chemical Regulation

    The False Trade-off Between Green Energy and Toxic Chemical Regulation

    The long and tortuous effort to regulate toxic chemicals in America has now come up against an ironic obstacle: anti-environmental lobbying by the manufacturers of batteries and other renewable energy technologies that rely on toxic substances.

  • Regulating Forever Chemicals

    Regulating Forever Chemicals

    We are an ingenious species, and when properly motivated, we can build an economy that doesn’t poison people and the planet.