Technology plays a crucial role in mitigating climate change. Monitoring equipment like digital sensors and QR tracking codes enables authorities to track disposable containers and ensure compliance with regulations regarding harmful hydro-fluorocarbons. However, a recent federal court decision challenging agencies’ use of such technology could hinder environmental protection efforts.
In this episode, co-host Darrell West explores the ramifications of judicial constraints on executive agencies. Joining the conversation is Barry Rabe, a professor of political science and public policy at the University of Michigan and a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Rabe is the author of “Court Limits Technology Use in Climate Protection Case.” Together, they discuss what the recent court decisions mean for new climate technologies, historical precedents on checks and balances, and the U.S. position as a leader in global trade and clean energy.