LEAD FEATURE Widespread, serious violations are the norm for most environmental rules. A Next Generation Compliance approach to regulations can help deliver promised benefits — especially for climate rules, where we cannot afford implementation collapse.
With a SIDEBAR from New Mexico’s environmental secretary, James C. Kenney.
COVER STORY 1 Several causes contribute to race-based disparities in environmental and public health harms. One of these is the role of the regulatory system in implementing and enforcing environmental policies with discriminatory effects.
With SIDEBARs from two scholar-activists on race and justice.
COVER STORY 2 The president announced an ambitious environmental justice program on his first day in office, taking several administrative actions. But durable, lasting policy will depend on an all-of-government approach to bring equitable relief to vulnerable communities.
With SIDEBARs from two experts on communities seeking environmental justice.
TESTIMONY The Environmental Law Institute has been the incubator for staff who went on to make extraordinary contributions to ozone-layer protection and climate change leadership. In this article, four alumni tell their story.
June 22 will mark the fifth anniversary since President Obama signed the law popularly known as the new Toxic Substances Control Act. The statute reforms a system for evaluating and regulating chemicals in commerce that everyone, from industry to green NGOs to government officials, agreed was weak and ineffective. We asked a panel of experts to evaluate implementation of TSCA 2.0 and suggest improvements.
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Microplastic Pollution: When a Solution Becomes a Problem.
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ESG Standard on Environmental Justice Can Drive Greater Progress.
Social Cost of Carbon Is a Case Study on Courts, Executive Orders.
The Nation’s Environmental Law Firm, ENRD, Hits Reset Button.
Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy Has Substantial, Impressive Benefits.
International Conspiracy Promotes Sustainability Along With Equity.
Oliver Houck: murder mystery, pollution solution.
‘The Community,’ Equity, and Justice.
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Helping Kazakhstan Craft Its Environmental Code.