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The Corporate Role in the Environmental Protection Enterprise

With real-time diagnostics, cutting-edge compliance management systems, and an underlying focus on sustainability as a good economic and reputational practice in many industry sectors, environmental compliance is increasingly self-...

The Trump Administration’s First Steps Toward Streamlining Environmental Reviews

On August 15, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects," which seeks to expedite federal...

Back to Basics or Slash and Burn? Scott Pruitt’s Reign as EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt describes his philosophy as “back to basics." Although Pruitt’s words suggest a renewed focus on the fundamentals of environmental protection, his actions tell a different story. Instead of doubling down...

A Bridge Too Near: Response to How Cheap Is Corporate Talk?

This Comment discusses the far-reaching implications of Prof. James Coleman's study of the corporate "two audience" problem.

Puffery or Promises: When Is Cheap Talk Actionable?

This Comment provides an overview of the securities disclosures framework and how upcoming regulations might fit in.

The President’s Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control

This Article expands the view of centralized control of the administrative state by describing, categorizing, and analyzing the processes by which OMB uses the budget to get "in the stream of every policy decision made by the federal...

Comment on The President’s Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control

This Comment critiques the OMB reforms suggested by Prof. Eloise Pasachoff.

Optimizing OMB: Response to The President’s Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control

Despite the budget’s existential tie to the administrative state and OMB’s central role in the annual process surrounding the budget—from development to execution, legal literature devotes little attention to either. In her article,...

Sustainability in the Trump Era: Corporate, Global, and Enforcement Perspectives

To commemorate Earth Day, Paul Hastings LLP hosted a panel discussion on April 18, 2017, featuring three prominent attorneys with extensive and diverse experience in environmental counseling and litigation. The panelists reflected on...

Time to Toss It Out? The “Once In, Always In” Policy for “Major Source” Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards

EPA's recent call for regulatory reform suggestions offers a good opportunity for ending a long-standing regulatory overreach: EPA’s “once in, always in” policy for standards applicable to a major source of hazardous air pollutants...