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The Viability of Personal Carbon Trading

April 11, 2022 by Hunter Johnston Climate change Regulations Sustainability

Personal carbon trading refers to a variety of downstream cap-and-trade policies that allocate rights and responsibilities for those greenhouse gas emissions caused by individual consumption of energy during household energy use and/or personal travel…

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The EV Tax Credit Phaseout: Necessary or Not?

March 3, 2022 by Isaac Golub Regulations Sustainability

In 2009, the Obama administration created the electric vehicle tax credit to encourage purchasing electric vehicles (EVs). However, the bill included a built-in phaseout that starts once a manufacturer sells 200,000 electric vehicles. Is the current phaseout quota necessary, or is it ending the tax credit prematurely?

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Rethinking Water: Supreme Court Revisits Sackett

February 2, 2022 by Priya Sinha Litigation Regulations Water

On Monday, January 24, 2022, the Supreme Court granted review of Sackett v. EPA to determine the definition of a “water of the United States,” or WOTUS, under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The outcome of the case could potentially reshape the reach of…

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Striving for Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity in FEMA Climate Change Policy

December 22, 2021 by Ju-Ching Huang Climate change Regulations Sustainability

How well can FEMA's existing flood insurance and grant programs protect Americans under climate change? Background  Climate change is now impacting Americans' daily lives, and floods, in particular, are a pressing issue. Under the threat of climate…

What’s in a Number: The Social Cost of Carbon

August 19, 2021 by Garrett S. Kral, Esq. Litigation Online Supplemental Article Regulations

By Garrett S. Kral, Esq.*

*Garrett S. Kral is a former U.S. EPA official and political appointee for the Trump administration.