The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held its February open meeting on Feb. 15, 2024, addressing a number of items including cold weather reliability standards, hydropower permitting, and natural gas exports.
Massachusetts v. EPA is seen as an unalloyed victory for the climate movement, but over 15 years after the case was handed down, legal knock-on effects from the decision have come back to bite.
Washington D.C. faces a crisis of confidence regarding its glass recycling practices. Does the District actually recycle our bottles? What can be done?
Last summer, Ludlow, Vermont, experienced devasting flooding after several inches of rain fell in the area in one day. In this article, Nicholas Alois discusses the flood’s impact on the community, the long rebuild process, and recommended flood prevention and mitigation efforts moving forward.
Access to nature is tremendously important to human health and wellbeing; however, it is not equitably distributed. This post examines the law governing disability access to public lands and offers suggestions for improving access.
What’s for Dinner? The Environmental Regulatory Landscape Provides a Battleground for States to Fight Over the Meat IndustryJanuary 5, 2024 by Eli Merkadeau Climate change Regulations State and Local
Against the backdrop of a Supreme Court highly skeptical of agency action, the meat industry has seen legislation from both states seeking environmental improvements and states looking to support their meat producers. Given the Court’s willingness to defer to impactful state legislation, states may be allowed to duke it out and try to exert control over the production of meat and meat alternatives on a national level.
Who Will Keep the Poop Out of the Water?: The Latest in the Saga of CAFO Regulation Under the Clean Water ActDecember 4, 2023 by Bill Shultz Regulations State and Local Water
Concentrated animal feeding operations are explicitly named as a point source under the Clean Water Act, but the EPA has been woefully ineffective at monitoring and regulating manure discharges, leaving water and human health at risk.
Each year in the United States, hundreds of millions of birds die after colliding with glass structures they cannot see. In the absence of federal action, cities and states are taking the lead to adopt bird-friendly architecture and policies.
Can broadening visions for climate action and building solidarity across social movements protect against climate anxiety and encourage the urgent emissions reductions needed by the end of the decade?
Held v. Montana, decided by Montana state court Judge Kathy Seeley last August, is already widely recognized as a landmark case in environmental law. Much has been written about the ruling, which struck down a Montana provision that forbade state…