The path to environmental protection runs through the reality of financial feasibility.
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To develop a winning strategy promoting environmental protection, we should look at our many success stories and seek to imitate them. Successful policy has been based on widely shared values: we all like to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a place free of toxics.
Held v. Montana is a landmark case because—despite its limited practical applications—it is an indication of a paradigm shift.
No one wants the environment damaged any more than anyone wants to see violence or crime. We need a new approach to protecting the planet, but that will not happen by starving agencies of resources.
The legal structure of American environmental protection persists because environmental protection has been added to the fundamental and irreducible function of government: to protect people from harm.
Sustainability professionals must be equipped to manage in the evolving regulatory landscape that the SEC climate rule will bring.
In the United States, we need strong pollution control standards that are enforced carefully, precisely, and with a deep understanding of the pace of operational change that is feasible for a particular business or locality.
We may soon see a radical anti-regulatory Supreme Court dismantling well-established regulatory practices and endangering America’s environmental quality.
The research shows that many agencies are not thinking about how projects will be affected by climate change and what that means for the projects’ environmental outcomes.
Economic modernization is how we can and hopefully will build an American political consensus behind environmental sustainability.