OPENING ARGUMENT Under intensive regulatory, commercial, and academic oversight, and notwithstanding its widespread and rapid rate of adoption, biotechnology has produced huge gains in well-being that have flowed to society without any evidence of adverse health or environmental effects.
With a SIDEBAR by Greg Jaffe of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
COVER STORY I The federal project review process is a daunting obstacle to any clean energy transition. Until Congress reforms the entire permitting system, the goal of a renewable energy economy is almost certainly beyond reach.
With SIDEBARs by Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity and Edward Boling of Perkins Coie LLP.
COVER STORY 2 It’s too late to protect everything. To save the climate, we need to build so much wind and solar that some will go in bad places. Not doing so would be much worse. Rather than climate denial, the environmental community has tradeoff denial.
With SIDEBARs by Noah C. Shaw of Foley Hoag LLP and Sharon Buccino of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
PROFILE For federal actions on climate change and environmental justice to succeed, the government needs a robust team of lawyers to back it up. Todd Kim, the Justice Department’s top defender of public health and natural resources, takes the lead.
THE DEBATE Last term’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA only targeted EPA’s authority under one provision of the Clean Air Act. But the concern remains whether other policies, for climate and beyond, could also become “major questions,” potentially restricting future agency action. That is an important issue, given the congressional gridlock on environmental law over the last few decades. What will legal review of climate and other environmental policies look like under the major questions doctrine?
With the IRA’s Passage, an Uphill Journey to Clean Energy Begins.
Loss of Institutional Structures for Science to Inform Policymaking.
ECOS to Prioritize Infrastructure, Environmental Justice, and PFAS.
Work to Do as Inflation Reduction Act Now Pivots to Implementation.
A Dormant Threat to State Clean Energy, Public Health Programs.
What We Can Learn From Joe Manchin and the Climate Law.
The Risks—and Opportunities—of Guaranteeing Clean Energy Loans.
Dodging Falling Rockets and Errant Minor Asteroids.
Looks at Multiple Systems of Oppression.
See Your Colleagues' Job Changes and Accolades.
ELI Advances Peacebuilding, Ocean Conservation at UN.
Model Ordinance for Food Waste Generators
On New Laws' Climate Change Funding.