U.S. agriculture is the envy of the world. Although output from U.S. farms is high, there is a growing gap between what is being produced and what could be produced, partly because innovation and production are constrained by a growing maze of environmental regulations. The chapters, authored by leading experts in their fields, focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each paper documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory response, and offers ideas for reform.
Settling a lawsuit brought by 20 states, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reconsider critical habitat regulations. What will this mean for conservation?
Innovative technologies are increasing access to clean water and reducing waste.
Our national treasures are too important to hang on the whims of political funding decisions.
Eastern states demonstrate innovative state land policies that provide lessons for federal land management.
The plan could empower environmentalists and states to prove that development can be good for both people and the environment.