Blog Post

Funding Conservation: Contrasting Approaches in Federal Programs

Apr 24, 2018 | Margaret A. Walls
The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act is up for reauthorization, which gives Congress the opportunity to put this important source of funding for state and local parks on solid financial footing.
Land Use
Journal Article

The Role of Subjective Risk Perceptions in Shaping Coastal Development Dynamics

Apr 13, 2018 | Nicholas Magliocca, Margaret A. Walls
Risk and Uncertainty
Blog Post

Decarbonization: It Ain’t That Easy

Apr 20, 2018 | Daniel Raimi, Alan J. Krupnick
Unlike in Paul Krugman’s op-ed in the New York Times, economics, not the fossil fuel industry, is primarily making decarbonization difficult.
Climate Change Energy and Electricity
Upcoming Webinar

What Research Says on Key Fracking Debate Issues

Apr 25, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

RFF’s Daniel Raimi, Alan Krupnick, and Isabel Echarte discuss the latest research on the impacts of fracking and the shale revolution.

Energy and Electricity
Report

Learning from Nationally Determined Contributions

Apr 19, 2018 | Joseph E. Aldy, William A. Pizer, Keigo Akimoto, Lara Aleluia, Carlo Carraro, Massimo Tavoni | 28 pp.
Countries are pursuing a variety of climate change policies; we examine how much they cost relative to cheaper alternatives.
Climate Change Environmental Economics Topics International
Report

Making Sense of the Trump Administration's Fuel Economy Standard Rollback

Apr 19, 2018 | Jason Bordoff, Joshua Linn, Akos Losz | 13 pp.
This report provides data and analysis to help inform the upcoming policy discussion about whether to ease US fuel economy standards from 2022–2025.
Transportation
Report

The 2016 BLM Methane Waste Prevention Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Apr 18, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Isabel Echarte | 29 pp.
Our first report in a series examining US oil and gas sector regulations evaluates the costs and benefits of repealing or modifying BLM’s 2016 methane waste prevention rule under several scenarios.
Energy and Electricity
Issue Brief

The Shale Revolution and Water Quality

Jan 31, 2018 | Daniel Raimi | 2 pp.
The risks to water quality from hydraulic fracturing remains a prominent concern related to shale development that can be reduced through evidence-based rulemaking and sufficient enforcement.
Energy and Electricity
Issue Brief

The Effects of the Shale Revolution on Local Governments

Jan 31, 2018 | Daniel Raimi | 2 pp.
This brief describes the impacts of the US shale revolution on local governments, and highlights strategies to plan for the future.
Energy and Electricity
Issue Brief

The Health Impacts of the Shale Revolution

Jan 31, 2018 | Daniel Raimi | 2 pp.
The shale revolution has dramatically increased drilling activity in both densely and sparsely populated regions of the United States, raising concerns over the health risks of living near oil and gas production sites.
Energy and Electricity