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August/September 2016

Special Issue: Local Impacts of Federal Enviro Policy

Planning’s August-September special issue reviews the local impacts of landmark federal environmental laws and regulations, offering a thumbs-up for the Endangered Species Act but a cautious wait-and-see on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions. Plus, The Commissioner covers the healthy communities movement, form-based codes, and more.

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Featured Articles

Before It's Too Late

In remote Alaskan villages, the process of relocating America’s first climate refugees is beginning. Federal funding is helping, reports Brian Barth. Craig Guillot adds a sidebar on a Louisiana resettlement.
 

The "If" Game

The Clean Power Plan's future is still in play, but local communities, states — and the EPA — have made the call to push forward, writes Allen Best.
 

Good Habitats Pay Off

Madeline Bodin writes about the landscape-scale voluntary conservation efforts that are keeping at-risk species off the endangered species list. With a sidebar on major environmental acts and land use.
 

Is Nuclear Clean Power?

As national policy shifts away from carbon-intensive energy, Susannah Nesmith notes that even this carbon-free power source isn’t without environmental implications.
 

 

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