Environmental Regulation


, The American Spectator
Winning the Water Wars
Steven Greenhut

California is no stranger to water shortages and even to severe droughts. The latest one dragged on for six years and dominated Capitol discussions throughout its tortuous run. It was a genuine…

Cheers to Markets for Sustainable Drinks
Devin Hartman

I recently swung by my favorite D.C. brewery, Hellbender, to replenish my home stockpile of delicious, eco-responsible brew (how else does one beat a pandemic?). While I was there, the staff…

‘Environmental justice’ starts by providing more water
Steven Greenhut

Environmentalists have won the latest battle in California’s water wars, as California American Water just announced it is temporarily withdrawing its application to build a desalination plant on…

, Real Clear Energy
We Must Make Recycling More Profitable
Josiah Neeley

Ronald Reagan once summed up a common approach to government as follows: if it moves, regulate it; if it stops moving, subsidize it. For a recent example of this attitude in action, look no further…

Intrinsic Value and the Green Case for Individual Choice
Devin Hartman

Rarely do energy and labor regulators have much in common. This month, however, the Labor Department and state and federal energy regulators are wrestling with regulations affecting individual choice…

How Not to Build Pipelines
Josiah Neeley

Pipelines are in the news again, as they often are. This week a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access pipeline temporarily shut down so that a more thorough review of the pipeline’s environmental…

EPA Proposes Improved Processes for Cost-Benefit Regulations under the Clean Air Act
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal to improve its processes for developing the benefits and costs of regulations under the Clean Air…

Podcast: The Truth About the EPA’s Science Transparency Rule
Richard B. Belzer

From Regulatory Transparency Project:

In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule entitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.”  The proposal garnered over…

, Washington Examiner
Streamlining environmental regulations doesn’t have to endanger the environment
Josiah Neeley

The Trump administration sparked controversy in January when it announced plans to alter the way environmental reviews are conducted for new building projects. Much of the reaction has focused on…

, Houston Chronicle
Texas should lead in promoting carbon capture regulation
Josiah Neeley

Few places can match Texas’ experience with oil and gas exploration. From Spindletop and the dawn of the oil era to George Mitchell and the rise of hydraulic fracturing, Texas has led the way in…