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The Financial Reality of Regulating Lead and Methane

The path to environmental protection runs through the reality of financial feasibility.

by |December 4, 2023

Building Environmental Policy on America’s Support for a Clean Environment

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.

by |October 9, 2023

The Montana Climate Case and Our Obligation to the Future

Held v. Montana is a landmark case because—despite its limited practical applications—it is an indication of a paradigm shift.

by |September 5, 2023

The Right Wing’s Endless War on the U.S. EPA

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.

by |July 31, 2023

The Impact of the American Consensus Favoring Environmental Protection

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.

by |May 22, 2023

The Impact of the SEC Climate Disclosure Rule on Sustainability Education and Management

Sustainability professionals must be equipped to manage in the evolving regulatory landscape that the SEC climate rule will bring.

by |February 27, 2023
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People Like to Breathe: The Importance of EPA’s New Air Particulate Proposal

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.

by |January 9, 2023

The Supreme Court and Radical Environmental Deregulation

We may soon see a radical anti-regulatory Supreme Court dismantling well-established regulatory practices and endangering America’s environmental quality.

by |June 21, 2022
solar panels in dry landscape

New Study Finds Federal Agencies Must Improve Climate Impact Analyses to Meet NEPA Requirements

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.

by |February 15, 2022

Building an American Political Consensus Behind Environmental Sustainability

Economic modernization is how we can and hopefully will build an American political consensus behind environmental sustainability.

by |December 27, 2021