Environmental Law Review Syndicate

When a Disaster Is Not a “Disaster” and Why that Title Matters for Flint

When a Disaster Is Not a “Disaster” and Why that Title Matters for Flint

By Helen Marie Berg, General Member of the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. The original post can be viewed here.   In January 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appealed to the federal government […]

Rising Seas in the Holy City: Preserving Historic Charleston in the Face of Global Climate Change

Rising Seas in the Holy City: Preserving Historic Charleston in the Face of Global Climate Change

Will Grossenbacher* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. From October 2–5, 2015, the State of South Carolina, and the City of Charleston in particular, experienced historic rains: sites in the Charleston area reported […]

Implementing Supplemental Environmental Project Policies to Promote Restorative Justice

Implementing Supplemental Environmental Project Policies to Promote Restorative Justice

by Eric Anthony DeBellis, Senior Executive Editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment.   Introduction The overwhelming majority of environmental enforcement actions settle out of court, but overlooking […]

Scalia’s Swan Song: The “Irreconcilability Canon” Resolves the Clean Air Act’s Section 111(d) Drafting Error and Encourages Good Lawmaking

Scalia’s Swan Song: The “Irreconcilability Canon” Resolves the Clean Air Act’s Section 111(d) Drafting Error and Encourages Good Lawmaking

By Brenden Cline, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Environmental Law Review This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment.    [This] is a ‘rare case.’ It is and should be . . . . But every generation or so […]

Plugging the Regulatory Holes: How to Prevent the Next Aliso Canyon Catastrophe

Plugging the Regulatory Holes: How to Prevent the Next Aliso Canyon Catastrophe

  Myles Osborne* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original and leave a comment here.          In late October 2015, the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility began spewing natural gas into the air over […]

BioTransport:  Moving Wildlife in Response to Climate Change

BioTransport: Moving Wildlife in Response to Climate Change

By Stacy Shelton, Staff Editor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here. “If climate change continues unabated and as rapidly as a few models predict, saving at least some species will require solutions […]

What the Supreme Court’s Stay of the Clean Power Plan Means for the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation Moving Forward

What the Supreme Court’s Stay of the Clean Power Plan Means for the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation Moving Forward

By Benjamin Harris* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Click here to see the original post and leave a comment. The Clean Power Plan (“CPP”), announced and promulgated in late 2015 by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and backed by President Barack Obama, […]

Clean Power Planning: Unlike with Obamacare, States are Preparing for Clean Power Plan Compliance Even as they Fight it in the Courts

Clean Power Planning: Unlike with Obamacare, States are Preparing for Clean Power Plan Compliance Even as they Fight it in the Courts

By Jennifer Golinsky, Staff Contributor, Georgetown Environmental Law Review.  This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Click here to see the original post and leave a comment.   When the EPA released its draft of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in June […]

Getting to the Root of Environmental Injustice

Getting to the Root of Environmental Injustice

By Shea Diaz, Georgetown Environmental Law Review This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Click here to see the original post and leave a comment. In the United States, poor people and people of color experience higher cancer rates,[1] asthma rates,[2] mortality […]

Administrative Necessity: Origin and Application to the EPA Tailoring Rule

Administrative Necessity: Origin and Application to the EPA Tailoring Rule

David Williams* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Click here to see the original post and leave a comment. In the wake of Massachusetts v. EPA,[1] the EPA fashioned new regulations to cover greenhouse gasses. As part of the new suite […]