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OPENING ARGUMENT New York City is addressing its climate impact by mandating that large buildings sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In a new cooperative federalism, the Inflation Reduction Act can mesh with these mandates through subsidies and incentives.
With a SIDEBAR by Amy E. Turner of Columbia Law School
CROSS-EXAMINATION A necessary protection whose time has come, these additions to state bills of rights are self-executing and enforceable protections for public health and natural resources, and place limits on government actions while creating a duty to foster generational sustainability.
With a SIDEBAR by Rachel M. Hopp
COVER STORY In light of the unique circumstances that led to the Supreme Court’s decision last term in reviewing an agency rulemaking, and the chief justice’s careful caveats on “major questions,” we caution against overstating the case’s likely long-term impacts on environmental law.
With SIDEBARs by Rena Steinzor of University of Maryland and Jeff Holmstead of Bracewell
THE BRIEFING The new UN loss and damage fund aims to compensate developing nations for climate impacts. Will it live up to its promise?
THE DEBATE Last year, the Securities & Exchange Commission published a proposed rule on climate disclosure that would require “information about a registrant’s climate-related risks that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on its business, results of operations, or financial condition.” A final rule is expected later this year, but first our panel has some comments.
Seeing Green: Can EPA Effectively Manage Its Billions for Grants?
Agencies Have Immense Scientific Knowledge but Still Are Attacked.
New York First State to Curb Footprint of Cryptocurrencies.
CEQ’s Climate Guidance Walks a Tightrope on the Energy Transition.
In a Threat to State Priorities, a Broadside Against Standing.
U.S. Primacy and the Race to Dominate the Global EV Market.
How Green Is Green Hydrogen? It’s an Energy Source Shell Game.
"What's Next?" in Regulation.
Western Water Woes Visible in a Tale of Two Rivers.
ELI Advances Gender-Inclusive Water Policymaking.
On How Water Shapes Society.