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Legal Tools for Achieving Low Traffic Zones

Cities around the world are looking to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions from vehicles through the use of low emission zones and congestion pricing. These strategies have been employed to great success abroad, including in...

Commercial Spaceports: A New Frontier of Infrastructure Law

While a “spaceport” may sound like a concept mostly confined to science fiction, several commercial spaceports are in operation in the United States and abroad, and more are being developed. As the name suggests, spaceports, or...

Infrastructure Permit Streamlining Under the FAST Act

In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the first multi-year federal transportation bill enacted in a decade. Almost unnoticed among nearly 500...

Green Infrastructure in Action: Examples, Lessons Learned, and Strategies for the Future

Municipal wastewater and stormwater utilities are increasingly incorporating green infrastructure (GI) into their wet-weather management plans. GI can be a cost-effective alternative for communities in lieu of traditional gray...

Against the Wind: Conflict Over Wind Energy Siting

With soaring gas prices, international commitments to reduce carbon emissions, and domestic pressure to reduce dependence on foreign oil, there is significant momentum for the development of alternative energy within the United States....