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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

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

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.

by |October 25, 2021

Rebuilding America’s Environmental Agencies and Environmental Consensus

If we can wed the genius of free enterprise to the goal of a less polluted planet, we might find a pathway back to an American environmental consensus.

by |November 9, 2020

Sustainability Culture and Rebuilding Consensus on Environmental Policy

The only way out is by learning to listen to each other and forging compromises. The alternative is too dire to contemplate.

by |October 12, 2020

Even During Lockdown, California Moves to Decarbonize Trucking

California’s Air Resource Board and governor deserve enormous credit for moving ahead even in the face of the worsening pandemic. It demonstrates leadership, vision and persistence.

by |June 29, 2020