Repurposing Ecolabels: Consumer Pressure as a Tool to Abate Human Rights Violations in International Fisheries

By Andrew Miller Andrew Miller is a law student at Berkeley and Articles Editor at Ecology Law Quarterly. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction In March of 2015, the Associated Press (AP) published AP Investigation: Slaves May Have Caught the Fish You Bought.[1] It was the first in a series of articles the AP would publish over the next eighteen months detailing the squalor and oppression faced daily…

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ELRS Post: Week of 4/17/17

This week’s post, Navigating with an Ocean Liner: The Clean Water Rule, Trump’s Executive Order, and the Future of “Waters of the United States,“ was written by Kacy Manahan, a clinical student at Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School and the 2017–2018 Symposium Editor for Environmental Law. She may be reached at kmanahan@lclark.edu. Read the post here.

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Navigating with an Ocean Liner: The Clean Water Rule, Trump’s Executive Order, and the Future of “Waters of the United States”

By Kacy Manahan Kacy Manahan is a 3L at Lewis & Clark School of Law and Symposium Editor of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. I. Introduction The scope of the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction has been controversial throughout the statute’s history. Reconciling the extent of Congress’ Commerce Clause authority with the reality of vast hydrological connections across the United States has been an unenviable task…

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Funding Adaptation: Financing Resiliency Through Sea Level Derivatives

By Sevren Gourley Sevren Gourley is a 3L at the University of Virginia School of Law and Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. Coastal municipalities are struggling to address the uncertain future risks created by sea level rise. Conventional models of ex ante protection and ex post relief are both too costly…

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Endangered Species Act to the Rescue? Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Under the ESA

By Olivia Bensinger Olivia Bensinger is a 3L at Harvard Law School and managing editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.   This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).  Read the original at Ecology Law Quarterly’s website. As we move further into the era of climate change, we often find ourselves looking in unlikely places for tools with which to combat global warming. The Endangered Species Act[1] (“ESA”) was enacted…

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Enough Horsing Around

By Joseph Godio Joseph Godio is a 3L at Georgetown University Law Center and a senior editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review.   This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).  Read the original at Ecology Law Quarterly’s website. Introduction New York City is a city thought by many to be one of the most incredible, majestic, and beautiful cities in the world. Its prominence and prosperity…

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