environmental protection

Going for Broke in Texas: Protecting the Environment without Slowing Economic Growth

December 3, 2014 by Lucas Davis

Texas Environmental Policy and Energy Economics

The U.S. energy boom raises important questions about environmental risks. Setting aside climate concerns, the challenge for policymakers is how to encourage the continued development of these valuable resources while ensuring environmentally safe drilling and production.[read more]

A Step Forward For Public Interest Litigation In China

April 30, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

China recently amended its Environmental Protection Law, the first amendment since the law was enacted in 1989. I would like to focus on one of the new provisions that specifies what organizations have standing to bring environmental public interest litigation in China.[read more]

Four Years After BP Oil Disaster Many Lessons Remain Unlearned

April 20, 2014 by Frances Beinecke

BP Oil Disaster and Lessons Unlearned

Four years ago this weekend, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and sending 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. I flew over the site after the blowout and was stunned by the vast reach of the oil and the enormous scale of the response effort.[read more]

Kelp Forests Thrive in California's Underwater Parks

October 13, 2013 by Peter Lehner

Kelp and Acidification

We need to continue to build resiliency in our ocean environments so we can better withstand the changes that are already taking place. California has protected a full 16 percent of its coastal waters, putting the state in the vanguard of global ocean protection.[read more]

Report: Less Than 1 Percent of Tar Sands Infractions Penalized

July 24, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

Canada is under pressure to prove the tar sands can be cleaned up, but a new report finds that environmental protection and enforcement on infractions to be abysmal.[read more]

Protecting Communities from Fracking's Impacts

May 26, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

With fracking already underway in 30 states and advancing at a breakneck speed, safeguards have not been adequate to protect communities, public health or the environment.[read more]

Support for offshore oil drilling, dirty energy production gets dispersed by BP oil disaster

May 28, 2010 by Joseph Romm

In the wake of the largest oil disaster in U.S. history, two just released polls by USA Today/Gallup show that Americans are increasingly skeptical of increased offshore drilling.  In the one month since the April 20th explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig, support for more offshore drilling has dropped by nearly 20 percent – a...[read more]

How to improve the Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA): An Industry Perspective

October 26, 2009 by Pierre Guimond

Spring 2009 marked the beginning of the Five Year Review of the Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has been actively engaged in this process and appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development in June to discuss critical SARA issues faced...[read more]