By Lauren Griffith, Staff Contributor
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.
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.
The Overlooked Effects of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, and How They Should Inform Environmental PolicyOctober 10, 2019 by Bryce Brenda
By Wyatt Kayne, Staff Contributor.
Scientists frequently warn carbon dioxide is a primary culprit of rising global temperatures and its associated problems. Nevertheless, studies suggest fixating on reducing carbon dioxide emissions may not be the most effective, efficient, or worthwhile way to combat climate change.
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.
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.
By Marly Mentor, Staff Contributor
How is air pollution affecting children and what measures can we take to protect them?
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?
Preservation and Planning in the District: Eco-Friendly Features Contribute to Special Merit under D.C. Historic Preservation LawApril 26, 2019 by Caitlin Meagher State and Local
By Ilse P. Johnson, Staff Contributor.
Whether a project is one of “special merit” is often a “tug of war” among preservationists, developers, neighbors, and the community-at-large. One way to tug towards special merit status is to incorporate eco-friendly features into the new development.
By Abigail Hogan and Alexander Steinbach, Staff Editors, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Is it time to retire single-use plastics? Read more in this analysis posted via the Environmental Law Review Syndicate.