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Nathan Richardson
Resident Scholar
(202)328-5054
richardson@rff.org
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PROFILE

​Nathan Richardson is an attorney and has been a researcher at RFF since 2009, specializing in environmental law and economics. His research has examined environmental liability, environmental federalism, and the relationship between law, regulatory institutions, and policy design. He has published research on law and policy related to climate change, including EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Other research areas include regulation and liability rules related to oil and gas development. Richardson is also managing editor of RFF’s environmental policy and economics blog, Common Resources.


 
Featured Publications
Managing the Risks of Shale Gas Development Using Innovative Legal and Regulatory Approaches
Sheila M. Olmstead, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 14-15 | June 2014
 
Preserving Flexibility: Comments on EPA’s Carbon Existing Source Performance Standards
Nathan Richardson
Issue Brief 14-05 | March 2014
 
Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands: An Analysis of the Bureau of Land Management’s Revised Proposed Rule
Molly Feiden, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 13-26 | August 2013
 
The Best of Common Resources
Nathan Richardson, Alan J. Krupnick, Daniel F. Morris, Hal Gordon, Clayton Munnings, Heather L. Ross, Raymond J. Kopp, Timothy J. Brennan, Margaret A. Walls, James W. Boyd
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Considering a US Carbon Tax: Frequently Asked Questions
Joseph E. Aldy, Timothy J. Brennan, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Carolyn Fischer, Robert Kopp, Molly K. Macauley, Richard D. Morgenstern, Daniel F. Morris, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Nathan Richardson, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Comparing the Clean Air Act and a Carbon Price
Nathan Richardson, Arthur G. Fraas
RFF Discussion Paper 13-13 | May 2013
 
The State of State Shale Gas Regulations
Nathan Richardson, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Hannah Wiseman
RFF Report | May 2013
 
The State of State Shale Gas Regulations: Appendices
Nathan Richardson, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Hannah Wiseman
RFF Report | May 2013
 
The State of State Shale Gas Regulation: Tables
Nathan Richardson, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Hannah Wiseman
RFF Report | May 2013
 
The State of State Shale Gas Regulation: Executive Summary
Nathan Richardson, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Hannah Wiseman
RFF Report | May 2013
 
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DISCUSSION PAPERS
Managing the Risks of Shale Gas Development Using Innovative Legal and Regulatory Approaches
Sheila M. Olmstead, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 14-15 | June 2014
 
Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands: An Analysis of the Bureau of Land Management’s Revised Proposed Rule
Molly Feiden, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 13-26 | August 2013
 
Comparing the Clean Air Act and a Carbon Price
Nathan Richardson, Arthur G. Fraas
RFF Discussion Paper 13-13 | May 2013
 
Climate Change Regulatory Authority beyond the Clean Air Act
Peter Anderson, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 12-39 | July 2012
 
Aviation, Carbon, and the Clean Air Act
Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 12-22 | July 2012
 
Comments on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Karen L. Palmer, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 12-31 | July 2012
 
Tradable Standards for Clean Air Act Carbon Policy
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 12-05 | February 2012
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Playing Without Aces: Offsets and the Limits of Flexibility Under Clean Air Act Climate Policy
Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 11-49 | December 2011
 
Prevailing Academic View on Compliance Flexibility under § 111 of the CAA
Dallas Burtraw, Michael B. Gerrard, Michael A. Livermore, Nathan Richardson, Jason A. Schwartz, Gregory E. Wannier
RFF Discussion Paper 11-29 | July 2011
 
Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: A Guide for Economists
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 11-08 | February 2011
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Organizational Design for Spill Containment in Deepwater Drilling Operations in the Gulf of Mexico: Assessment of the Marine WellContainment Company (MWCC)
Robert Anderson, Mark A Cohen, Molly K. Macauley, Nathan Richardson, Adam Stern
RFF Discussion Paper 10-63 | January 2011
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Deepwater Drilling: Law, Policy, and Economics of Firm Organization andSafety
Mark A Cohen, Madeline Gottlieb, Joshua Linn, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 10-65 | January 2011
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The Mixed History of EPA Management of Banked Emissions Allowances
Arthur G. Fraas, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 10-42 | September 2010
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Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: Structure, Effects, and Implications of a Knowable Pathway
Nathan Richardson, Arthur G. Fraas, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper 10-23 | April 2010
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International Greenhouse Gas Offsets Under the Clean Air Act
Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 10-24 | April 2010
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Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: Does Chevron v. NRDC Set the EPA Free?
Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 09-50 | December 2009
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