The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is trying to become “coal-free” by 2020 but can’t find any torrefied pellets, which are a biomass alternative to coal — they are wood pellets, but have less moisture and are thus more like coal. The price of creating a torrefied-pellet facility is high, and EPA regulations surrounding it are unclear.
Ahead of Its Time, Or a Bad Idea?
SCOTUS Ruling Delivers Major Win for Property Rights and Voluntary Conservation Efforts
BOZEMAN, MT—Today, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Sackett family in their years-long legal battle with the Environmental Protection Agency. The ruling in Sackett v. EPA rejected the “significant nexus” test, which applied a vague and unhelpful definition of “navigable waters” regulated under the Clean Water Act. This lack of clarity over federal authorityContinue reading "Ahead of Its Time, Or a Bad Idea?"
Fanning the Flames
State and federal policies have deepened California's most pressing environmental challenges.
Are Conservation Leases the Key to Resolving Competing Demands on Public Lands?
We should create a system of conservation leasing that allows groups to resolve their competing demands over the use of public lands through voluntary negotiation—just as they often do on private lands today.