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Nathan Richardson
Resident Scholar
(202)328-5054
richardson@rff.org
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​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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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Preserving Flexibility: Comments on EPA’s Carbon Existing Source Performance Standards
Nathan Richardson
Issue Brief 14-05 | March 2014
 
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)
 
Resources Magazine: 182
Phil Sharp, James W. Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Carolyn Fischer, Kristin Hayes, Richard D. Morgenstern, Peter Nelson, Nathan Richardson, Warren C. Robinson, Juha V. Siikamäki, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
Ensuring Competitiveness under a US Carbon Tax
Carolyn Fischer, Richard D. Morgenstern, Nathan Richardson
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
Policy Significance of EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Nathan Richardson
Issue Brief 12-07 | November 2012
 
Importing Climate Mitigation: The Potential and Challenges of International Forest Offsets in California Climate Policy
Daniel F. Morris, Nathan Richardson, Anne Riddle
Issue Brief 11-12 | September 2011
 
Opportunities for Flexibility and Cost Savings within EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Samuel Grausz, Joshua Linn, Karen L. Palmer, Nathan Richardson
Workshop Summary | July 2011
 
Cutting Carbon, Take Two: A Brief Guide to Federal Electricity-Sector Climate Policy without Cap-and-Trade
Joshua Linn, Nathan Richardson
Issue Brief 11-09 | July 2011
 
Prevailing Academic View on Compliance Flexibility under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act
Dallas Burtraw, Nathan Richardson, Michael B. Gerrard, Gregory E. Wannier, Michael A. Livermore, Jason A. Schwartz
Open Letter to Lisa Jackson
 
Resources Magazine
Joseph E. Aldy, John W. Anderson, Lynann Butkiewicz, Mark A Cohen, Roger M. Cooke, Arthur G. Fraas, Madeline Gottlieb, Kristin Hayes, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Molly K. Macauley, Richard D. Morgenstern, Daniel F. Morris, Timothy Murphy, Nigel Purvis, Leslie Richardson, Nathan Richardson, Heather L. Ross, P. Lynn Scarlett, Adam Stern, Andrew R Stevenson
Resources | Winter/Spring 2011 (177)
 
The Role of Oil in the U.S. Economy: Insights from a Veteran Observer
Phil Sharp, Nathan Richardson
Resources | Winter/Spring 2011 (177)
 
Instilling a Stronger Safety Culture: What are the Incentives?
Joshua Linn, Nathan Richardson
Resources | Winter/Spring 2011 (177)
 
The Next Battle: Containing Future Major Oil Spills
Mark A Cohen, Molly K. Macauley, Nathan Richardson
Resources | Winter/Spring 2011 (177)
 
EPA Greenhouse Gas Performance Standards: What the Settlement Agreement Means
Nathan Richardson
Issue Brief 11-02 | March 2011
 
The Return of an Old and Battle-Tested Friend, The Clean Air Act
Nathan Richardson, Arthur G. Fraas, Dallas Burtraw
Resources | Fall 2010 (176)
 
Deepwater Horizon and the Patchwork of Oil Spill Liability Law
Nathan Richardson
Backgrounder | May 2010
 
  
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