OPENING ARGUMENT Electric cars are bursting onto the U.S. market with astonishing speed, but meeting policy resistance as well. Dissecting some of the anti-EV arguments makes the case for why—and how—society needs to come together in a transportation reform movement.
With SIDEBARs by Oregon Dept. of Transportation and Heising-Simons Foundation
CROSS-EXAMINATION The environmental laws so many of us have advocated for and drafted, and now help implement, counsel clients about, and litigate, are no longer enough.
With SIDEBARs by Amy L. Edwards and Achinthi Vithanage
COVER STORY We need sound legal tools to address side effects from climate geoengineering projects that could endanger the marine environment. These unwanted impacts include the ability of the seas to produce food and oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and excess heat.
With SIDEBARs by Mark J. Spalding and Gernot Wagner
BOOK EXCERPT In Clean Air and Good Jobs (Temple University Press), the author examines the Labor Climate Movement and demonstrates what can be accomplished when climate justice is on labor’s agenda and unions work together with other social movements to formulate bold solutions to the climate crisis.
The transmission grid is the critical superhighway that connects energy supply and demand. But our grid was designed for the power plants of the past—not for the diverse range of resources and technologies of our clean energy future. To meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, we will need to expand electric transmission systems by 60 percent by 2030 and possibly triple the capacity of these systems by 2050. Can we preserve the local environment while protecting the planet from the dangers of global climate change?
Election Will Be Critical for Biden’s National Climate Emergency Effort.
Who Bleeds From Introducing Cutting-Edge Nuclear Reactors?
States and Localities Aim to Stem Tide of Fast Fashion Textile Waste
D.C. Circuit Reaches Different Results on NEPA and GHG Rules
A Do-Nothing Rule in the Court Threatens Much Agency Regulation.
Can Climate Rulemakings Win Support of Auto, Power Sectors?
Applying the Social Cost of Carbon Broadly Across Whole Government.
The Fall of Cast Iron and the Rise of Industrial Regulation
Lisa Benjamin on the Merchants of Mythology
Filling the Gaps in State Programs to Protect WOTUS
On Science and Decisionmaking