Emissions regulation, Assault weapons ban

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An environmental law professor helps us better understand how a Supreme Court ruling will impact the EPA’s ability to regulate emissions. Then, we look back at the previous assault weapons ban in the U.S. with a criminologist.

Featured in this Show

  • How Supreme Court ruling limits regulation of emissions

    A Supreme Court ruling will limit the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions. We learn more about the legal and environmental impacts.

  • Assault weapon sales were banned for 10 years. Did it reduce mass shootings?

    After a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois last weekend, President Biden and others have called for reinstating a federal ban on assault weapons sales. We look back at whether the 1994 ban had an impact on mass violence and what other measures could help make future tragedies less deadly.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Steph Tai Guest
  • James Alan Fox Guest