Policy & Law

Working with Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA School of Law , we explore the critical role governance and policy plays on a broad range of environmental issues — and potential strategies for the future.

MAGAZINE

california state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

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California state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Daniel Melling

The state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation registers pesticide products; county-level agricultural commissioners issue permits for the use of “restricted” pesticides — those that present significant human health or environmental concerns. State law requires that when farmers apply for pesticide use permits, county agricultural commissioners must deny the use of a restricted pesticide when feasible safer…

getting a better grip on gas taxes

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Getting a better grip on gas taxes

David Colgan

A study of gasoline taxes and subsidies in 157 countries shows global regression, even as a majority of countries made progress. It also offers a benchmark for holding governments accountable in the future.

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