Since Congress has not updated many federal environmental laws in decades, we’ve grown accustomed to federal agencies and courts twisting … More
Tag: water pollution
Five years after the Gold King mine spill, we still need reforms to cleanup abandoned mines
This week was the 5th anniversary of the Gold King mine spill, in which contractors working for the Environmental Protection … More
Supreme Court wades back into the murky Clean Water Act
Since the 1980s, Maui County’s wastewater treatment plant has discharged millions of gallons of recycled water into groundwater. Over several … More
Markets for clean water
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency published a memo encouraging states, tribes, and local governments to look to markets for … More
How far upstream should federal regulation extend?
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers published their proposed rewrite of the “waters of the United … More
Can states inject more local knowledge into water permitting?
Many federal environmental laws seek to leverage local knowledge by inviting states and local governments to participate in the federal … More
If the goal is to guide human action, environmental markets work better than indecipherable regulations
One of the greatest strengths of free market environmentalism approaches to environmental problems is that they facilitate the development of … More
Who should pay for scenic rivers: the public that enjoys them or a handful of property owners?
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many questioned whether the city’s lack of formal zoning and recent growth were responsible … More