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.
The Supreme Court is considering an important Takings Clause case on the government’s obligation to pay when it regulates away … More
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.
Environmental permitting should supplement property rights, not destroy them.
Biased interpretations of conservation easements sacrifice long-term conservation benefits for short-term gain.
Private environmental enforcement has gone far beyond traditional nuisance principles and encourages abusive litigation.
Last week, several prominent Republicans pitched a carbon tax to the Trump administration. The plan has four pillars, meant to … More
Last week, a lawsuit was filed challenging the President’s recent executive order commanding federal agencies to repeal two regulations for … More
If Republican states have to accept Congress’ decisions to restrict the use of federal lands, Democratic states have to accept decisions to encourage productive use of these lands.
Regulations can’t be defended based on overall costs v. benefits, but must be justified on the margins.