Prospecting for conservation: federal mining law encourages environmental conflict rather than free-market negotiation

After President Trump reduced the size of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, environmentalists feared the lands would be opened up … More

Supreme Court should preempt state laws to save environmental federalism

If Congress can only protect its choices by broadly preempting states laws, it will. And, in the long run, states will have less room to protect the environment than they would if courts continued to enforce the balance. That would be a significant blow to both federalism and the environment.