Trump’s reduction of national monuments is a stopgap, not a solution
A collaborative approach to the lesser prairie chicken shows how a wide variety of groups can come together to protect at-risk species.
Amid a natural-gas boom aided by fracking, the use of eminent domain to build pipelines has exacerbated conflicts.
Many may never like hunting, but hopefully we can all agree that it is better than the alternative—losing rare species forever.
The Clean Water Act forbids the “discharge” of “pollutants” into “navigable waters.” But none of those terms are interpreted as an ordinary person would.
If tax foreclosure could destroy innocent easement owners' property, conservation easements could be especially vulnerable.
Part II: Policy Challenges to Conservation
Free market environmentalism treats the environment as an asset, rather than a liability, creating the incentives that make protection and restoration possible.
The Endangered Species Act creates lots of work for lawyers and bureaucrats, but measured by the criteria it announces as the goal—recovering species—it hasn’t worked.