In the last few years, California experienced a long, severe drought. It was extremely painful, but not as painful as … More
We need monumental creativity to resolve Antiquities Act conflicts, which is threatened by both sides digging in.
Pennsylvania’s trust approach to managing public lands may give environmental groups an incentive to support productive use, to generate revenue for higher value conservation projects.
Zoning harms the economy by frustrating interstate migration and the environment by encouraging sprawl and undermining climate mitigation.
The Supreme Court’s vague definition of “property” undermines free-market environmentalism.
At long last, the Administration has chosen an acting leader for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—an important federal agency … More
Is EPA tied to Justice Kennedy’s mushy test for Clean Water Act jurisdiction? No. Federalism, the fact that it is a criminal statute, and Kennedy’s acknowledgment that the statute is hopelessly vague all justify EPA substantially narrowing bureaucrats’ authority.
Federalism is not a facile commitment to “states-rights” no matter what states do. EPA Administrator Pruit’s criticism of California’s attempt to regulate beyond its borders is entirely consistent with a commitment to federalism.
For three years, Utah has worked with property owners to protect prairie dogs. But a decision from the Tenth Circuit threatens to get rid of that conservation program and replace it with more conflict.
Just as competition leads to innovation in the economy, and crony capitalism leads to sluggishness, competition among states is the driving force behind environmental policy innovation.