"Environment" research area

Op-Ed: Innovation Promoted by Regulatory Flexibility

Paige J. Novak, William A. Arnold, Bruce Henningsgaard, Raymond M. Hozalski, Katrina Kessler, Timothy L. LaPara, Al Parrella, Larry Rogacki∥, Colleen Thompson, Randy Thorson, Robert A. Zimmerman, Charles B. Bott, Glen T. Daigger, and J. B. Neethling

Environmental regulations play an important role, but they would be more effective if they allowed for greater flexibility in the implementation of technical and management approaches. Flexibility in regulation, particularly in rewarding excellence, would lead to the development of new technologies and greater efficiency, making them more sustainable.