Environmental Law Review Syndicate

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

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 […]

Funding Adaptation: Financing Resiliency Through Sea Level Derivatives

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 […]

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

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 […]

Enough Horsing Around

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 […]

Climate Change Regulation Through Litigation: New York’s Investigation of ExxonMobil under the Martin Act

Climate Change Regulation Through Litigation: New York’s Investigation of ExxonMobil under the Martin Act

Chris Erickson   This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. In November 2015, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation into whether ExxonMobil made public statements about climate change that conflicted with […]

The Legislative History of the National Park Service’s Conservation and Nonimpairment Mandate

The Legislative History of the National Park Service’s Conservation and Nonimpairment Mandate

By Caitlin Brown Caitlin Brown is a 3L at Berkeley Law and Co-Editor in Chief of Ecology Law Quarterly.   This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).  Read the original at Ecology Law Quarterly’s website.  Introduction The National Park Service manages […]

Our Money Is Safe, But The Planet is Not: How The Carbon Bubble Will Cause Havoc For The Environment, But Not The Stock Market

Our Money Is Safe, But The Planet is Not: How The Carbon Bubble Will Cause Havoc For The Environment, But Not The Stock Market

By Breanna Hayes, Managing Editor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. I. Introduction Human use of fossil fuels dates back to prehistoric times.[1]  Before the Industrial Revolution, humans mostly relied on wood, wind, and water as […]

The Importance of GIS in Emergency Management

The Importance of GIS in Emergency Management

By Monika Holser, UCLA School of Law, Class of 2018 This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. GIS (geographic information system) is a computer system for “capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to […]

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Tension between Evidentiary Gatekeeping and Compensatory Theories of Tort

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Tension between Evidentiary Gatekeeping and Compensatory Theories of Tort

By Julie Amadeo, J.D. 2016, New York University School of Law  This article has been adapted from a larger work.   This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. I. Introduction Human minds are primed to jump to conclusions. Call them intuitions, or […]

Constitutions & the Environment: Comparative Approaches to Environmental Protection and the Struggle to Translate Rights into Enforcement

Constitutions & the Environment: Comparative Approaches to Environmental Protection and the Struggle to Translate Rights into Enforcement

Kyle Burns* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. Introduction Every nation around the world faces ecological hardships. Almost every nation has responded with a legal regime that attempts to ensure environmental protection. These […]