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OPENING ARGUMENT PFAS are potentially harmful chemical substances that can be found throughout industry and commerce; in almost all homes; in the air, water, and soil; in the bodies of over 97 percent of Americans—and they can last forever. How is the U.S. managing them?
With SIDEBARs from the Environmental Working Group and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
CROSS-EXAMINATION The courts have taken over environmental law, sidestepping congressional intent and diminishing the statutes’ strong public-minded values—instead allowing administrative law to play an outsized role in shaping environmental policy.
With a SIDEBAR by John Cruden of Beveridge & Diamond
COVER STORY Joe Biden may have been able to push the most significant climate bill ever through a Democratic Congress in the first two years of his presidency, but he will face much less open legislative ground in the next two.
PROFILE Utility executive Carla Peterman, chief sustainability officer for PG&E, says that the transition to a carbon-free economy needs to be equitable, just, and affordable.
THE DEBATE Last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a draft rule that would require companies to disclose their Scope 3 emissions if they are “material” to operations. They often encompass the majority of a company’s total GHG emissions, and can include supply chain emissions, employees commuting and working from home, product use emissions, and more. Five experts evaluate opportunities up and down the value chain as corporations look beyond their operations.
Preparing for Climate Hellscape—Federal Agencies Advance Resilience
The Floods and Drought of Climate Change Call for Local Institutions
State Right to Repair Legislation Gains Momentum Across Nation
Helping Clients With Voluntary Cuts on the Road to “Net Zero”
Will Environmental Policies That Consider Race Survive in Court?
A Destabilized, Dystopian World: A Future Foretold If We Don’t Act
Crafting Compensation for Bearing Climate Change Loss and Damages
Now As Then, Rivers Are Crucial to Our Prosperity
Lynn Scarlett on Trouble Banning Lead Ammunition
See Your Colleagues' Job Changes and Accolades
Benjamin Wilson of Beveridge & Diamond Wins ELI Award
Jordan Diamond in ELI's Priorities for the Coming Year