Category: <span>Environment</span>

Is Net Metering a Net Negative? A Look at Residential Solar

Introduction The United States is in the throes of an energy revolution, and with any revolution comes controversy. Technological advancements and production economies of scale have driven down costs on formerly cost-prohibitive renewable energy sources, …

Quack Quack: Is The Prairie-Chicken Problem Back? Update on the Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Efforts

In September 2015, a Western District of Texas court vacated the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”)’s designation of the lesser prairie chicken (“prairie chicken”) as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”).[1] The …

BP Oil Spill: Despite Unprecedented Research and Analysis, Severity of Environmental Impact Still Uncertain 6 Years Later

As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, which for 87 days in 2010 leaked millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf Coast of Mexico, scientists continue to debate the …