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Forest Fires: A Concern that Warrants More Attention

October 26, 2019 by Sara Douki Air Climate change Endangered Species International Natural Resources Wildlife

By Austin Holtshouser, Staff Contributor
With the consequences of forest fires being felt on both local and global levels, more needs to be done to mitigate these events – domestic government action is essential.

Should Solar Advocates Reconsider Net Metering?

October 21, 2019 by Dani Brooks Energy Fossil Fuels Natural Resources Renewable Energy

By Nick Gill, Staff Contributor

Although net metering has incentivized residential customers to switch from fossil fuel to solar energy, its pricing model confuses customers and shifts costs, making it untenable in the long-term.

Amidst Climate Protests, Climate Refugee Remains Undefined

October 9, 2019 by Camilla Brandfield-Harvey

By Salma Shitia, Staff Contributor

The focus on improving state infrastructures reinforces the archaic reluctance to recognize climate change as a human-made phenomenon exacerbated by the global community, including multinational corporations.

Going Beyond: When Can Courts Look Past the Record in an APA Review?

August 15, 2019 by De Vann Sago

By James D. Cromley & J. Michael Showalter, Guest Contributors, Schiff Hardin

A recent Supreme Court decision indicates that at times, courts may be able to look beyond the existing administrative record when reviewing administrative decisions. In Department of Commerce v. New York, the Court looked beyond the record and blocked an agency decision that found to be based on a “contrived,” pretextual rationale.

Duck, Duck, Sued! – CERCLA’s Game of Contribution Tag

April 27, 2019 by Rebecca Strauss Chemicals Litigation

By Sean Murphy, Staff Contributor

Imagine the polluters in a CERCLA Superfund suit sitting in a circle playing Duck Duck Goose. That’s right—this game isn’t just for kids. CERCLA, the Superfund statute lets polluters play a similar game of liability tag in contribution actions. But is CERCLA really all fun and games?