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Even During Lockdown, California Moves to Decarbonize Trucking

California’s Air Resource Board and governor deserve enormous credit for moving ahead even in the face of the worsening pandemic. It demonstrates leadership, vision and persistence.

by |June 29, 2020
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While No One Was Watching: Changing Environmental Regulations Under the Trump Administration

The administration is using the pandemic to stop enforcing many environmental and health protections. In a recent webinar, experts discussed what has happened, and what it means.

by |May 21, 2020
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What the First Earth Day Achieved

And what we can learn from its success.

by |April 21, 2020
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Resisting Trump’s Relentless Attack on the Environment

By keeping informed and creatively exploring alternatives to federal anti-environmental policies, we can continue on the path of environmental progress.

by |August 19, 2019

Ideology and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.

by |August 6, 2018
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EPA’s Collusion with the Auto Industry

Cutting regulations will harm the auto industry—and the general public—more than it helps.

by |March 26, 2018

We Need to Reinvent Regulation, Not Destroy It

We should be thinking about regulation as a way of ensuring our economic activity can proceed with the least possible amount of unanticipated negative impacts. We need to police ourselves and make sure that the rules of correct behavior are clear, fair, well understood and creatively applied.

by |January 10, 2018
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Sabin Center Wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Protection

The American Bar Association award recognizes the center as a premier source for information, analysis, and education on climate change law and policy.

by |August 16, 2017

The Myth that Regulations Kill Jobs

In a real world of complex new technologies, crowded cities, multiple interests, and exponential information growth, we need regulations.

by |August 7, 2017

Resisting the Deregulation of Environmental Protection

Today we have an EPA Administrator who is willfully and aggressively deregulating elements of environmental protection. We need to resist federal cutbacks in environmental protection policies and programs, while also continuing to keep our eye on the daily, operational tasks of creating sustainable economy.

by |July 10, 2017