Do environmental reviews improve projects or delay them and drive up costs? Two legal scholars explain how the law works and how it could influence the ongoing transition to renewable energy.
Southwest states have bought time with an agreement between California, Arizona and Nevada to cut Colorado River water use by about 14%. Now comes the hard part.
In Sackett v. EPA, a suit filed by two homeowners who filled in wetlands on their property, the Supreme Court has drastically narrowed the definition of which wetlands qualify for federal protection.
The Supreme Court has upheld a controversial California law requiring pork sold in-state to be humanely raised, no matter where it’s produced. Pork producers say it could drive up food prices.
After the Supreme Court overturned the Obama administration’s strategy for reducing power plant carbon emissions in 2022, the Biden administration is taking a narrower but still ambitious approach.
Nearly 95% of deforestation in the Amazon occurs within 3.5 miles of a road or near a river. Brazil’s plans to ramp up exports may be on a collision course with the forest.
A new study reveals wide disparities among state-issued Clean Water Act fines, and even among federal fines from regions to region. A law professor explains why it may be illegal.
A new work of environmental ethics argues that the constitutive value of natural places can be understood in the language of rights.
Energy transition minerals are essential to tackling climate change. But First Nations people must have a genuine say in where and how this happens.
The European Commission or any Member State can bring an action before the Court of Justice alleging an infringement. If it does not comply with the judgment, it will have to pay a fine.
Australia cannot get its environmental act together. We don’t even have the information we need to fix environmental problems. But there is a better way.
Australia is one of the last nations holding out against legislating the human right to a healthy environment
Pork producers are challenging a California law that animal welfare advocates call the most important measure for farm animal protection in decades.
The Supreme Court opens its 2022-2023 session with a high-profile case that has major implications for both wildlife and landowners.
Nigeria’s Environmental Impact Assessment Act is not protecting the environment enough and citizens need to get involved.
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Despite banning fracking in 2019, the UK government recently decided to review its safety.
The Federal Court has essentially said it can’t act. But the decision certainly doesn’t mean the government can’t act. In fact, that’s exactly who the judges indicated must.
West Virginia v. EPA could be the opportunity that conservative justices have been seeking to curb federal power.
Plan to cut emissions quickly, use offsets sparingly and set broader goals for improving society.