Trump’s reduction of national monuments is a stopgap, not a solution
What happens when conservation lives and dies by unconstrained executive power.
Terry Anderson, Hannah Downey
Though it is perhaps an uncomfortable reality, trophy hunting can promote wildlife conservation.
Tate Watkins, Jonathan Wood
If landowners have clear rights to rockweed, they'll have incentive to preserve it.
Amid a natural-gas boom aided by fracking, the use of eminent domain to build pipelines has exacerbated conflicts.
Responsible hunting can help ensure exotic species are protected from poaching and corruption.
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.
Free market environmentalism treats the environment as an asset, rather than a liability, creating the incentives that make protection and restoration possible.