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  • The Impact of Regulation on Automobile Innovation

    The Impact of Regulation on Automobile Innovation

    The transition to environmental sustainability in America requires rapid, widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Regulation driving technological innovation may help expedite this process.

  • Regulating Greenwashing

    Regulating Greenwashing

    The purpose of greenwashing rules is not to prevent innocent errors or ignore tradeoffs but to discourage outright deception.

  • The Private Sector Push for Environmental Sustainability

    The Private Sector Push for Environmental Sustainability

    Building the organizational capacity to measure, analyze, and report a company’s environmental impact is necessary but not sufficient to reduce that impact. The next step is to build the capacity to reduce impact through changes in work processes and/or technologies.

  • Cryptocurrency’s Dirty Secret: Energy Consumption

    Cryptocurrency’s Dirty Secret: Energy Consumption

    To be a true game changer, crypto may need to come clean and go green.

  • Scott Pruitt and the Chemical Industry Collude to Deregulate Toxic Chemicals

    Scott Pruitt and the Chemical Industry Collude to Deregulate Toxic Chemicals

    The persistence of toxic chemicals and substances like plastics throughout the biosphere has impacts that are not yet well understood and may be very difficult to predict.

  • We Need to Reinvent Regulation, Not Destroy It

    We Need to Reinvent Regulation, Not Destroy It

    We should be thinking about regulation as a way of ensuring our economic activity can proceed with the least possible amount of unanticipated negative impacts. We need to police ourselves and make sure that the rules of correct behavior are clear, fair, well understood and creatively applied.

  • Houston’s Post-Harvey Toxic Mess

    Houston’s Post-Harvey Toxic Mess

    If we are to maintain the way of life we enjoy while maintaining a safe and healthy environment, we need to require more careful management of toxic substances.

  • Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump’s Stealth War on the EPA

    Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump’s Stealth War on the EPA

    The Trump Administration’s understated attack on environmental regulation could have more impact than some of its higher-profile actions.

  • A Small Senate Victory Maintains Methane Regulation

    A Small Senate Victory Maintains Methane Regulation

    While I see little hope of modernizing the environmental regulatory structure under the current regime, last week provided some hope that the U.S. Senate won’t allow our environmental laws to be dismantled.

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  • The Impact of Regulation on Automobile Innovation

    The Impact of Regulation on Automobile Innovation

    The transition to environmental sustainability in America requires rapid, widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Regulation driving technological innovation may help expedite this process.

  • Regulating Greenwashing

    Regulating Greenwashing

    The purpose of greenwashing rules is not to prevent innocent errors or ignore tradeoffs but to discourage outright deception.

  • The Private Sector Push for Environmental Sustainability

    The Private Sector Push for Environmental Sustainability

    Building the organizational capacity to measure, analyze, and report a company’s environmental impact is necessary but not sufficient to reduce that impact. The next step is to build the capacity to reduce impact through changes in work processes and/or technologies.

  • Cryptocurrency’s Dirty Secret: Energy Consumption

    Cryptocurrency’s Dirty Secret: Energy Consumption

    To be a true game changer, crypto may need to come clean and go green.

  • Scott Pruitt and the Chemical Industry Collude to Deregulate Toxic Chemicals

    Scott Pruitt and the Chemical Industry Collude to Deregulate Toxic Chemicals

    The persistence of toxic chemicals and substances like plastics throughout the biosphere has impacts that are not yet well understood and may be very difficult to predict.

  • We Need to Reinvent Regulation, Not Destroy It

    We Need to Reinvent Regulation, Not Destroy It

    We should be thinking about regulation as a way of ensuring our economic activity can proceed with the least possible amount of unanticipated negative impacts. We need to police ourselves and make sure that the rules of correct behavior are clear, fair, well understood and creatively applied.

  • Houston’s Post-Harvey Toxic Mess

    Houston’s Post-Harvey Toxic Mess

    If we are to maintain the way of life we enjoy while maintaining a safe and healthy environment, we need to require more careful management of toxic substances.

  • Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump’s Stealth War on the EPA

    Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump’s Stealth War on the EPA

    The Trump Administration’s understated attack on environmental regulation could have more impact than some of its higher-profile actions.

  • A Small Senate Victory Maintains Methane Regulation

    A Small Senate Victory Maintains Methane Regulation

    While I see little hope of modernizing the environmental regulatory structure under the current regime, last week provided some hope that the U.S. Senate won’t allow our environmental laws to be dismantled.