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?
By Sean Murphy, Staff Contributor
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.
By Stephanie Barbanell, staff contributor.
The proposed US-Mexico border wall may stop the migration of people, but what happens when it does stop the migration of animals?
By Kevin Hotchkiss, Staff Contributor.
Blockchain has been hailed as the future of technology. Although innovative, the system revolves around "proof of work," a process that is resource intensive simply for the sake of being resource intensive. How does this technological innovation collide with the international push for sustainable development
Clarifying the Endangered Species Act’s “Distinct Population Segment” Policy Through the Lens of Grizzly BearsApril 5, 2019 by Georgetown Environmental Law Review Endangered Species Environmental Law Review Syndicate Federal Rollbacks Litigation Wildlife
By Max Chaffetz, Managing Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
How does the Endangered Species Act’s “Distinct Population Segment” policy apply to the iconic grizzly bear? Read more in this analysis posted via the Environmental Law Review Syndicate.
By Sang Koo, Staff Contributor
Biodiversity plays an important role in maintaining the overall health of the Arctic, but climate change poses a major threat as temperature increases have disrupted the region's ecosystem. What legal regime is currently in place to protect the Arctic?
By Timothy Park, staff contributor.
China has been one of the largest contributors to reforestation efforts through its Grain for Green Program. However, have all of their efforts actually helped the environment? One fatal flaw in the program is severely limiting the programs impact on the environment.
By Isabelle Smith
As the global community confronts the reality that a rapid reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is urgently required, a new class of climate change litigation is emerging. But what impact are these proceedings having?
By Sylvie Yudin, Staff Contributor
Scientists have recently discovered that the Thwaites Glacier, a key component of the West Antarctic glacial system, is melting faster than expected. Since many of the world’s population and financial centers are located along coastlines, the situation unfolding at the Thwaites Glacier is particularly alarming. How drastically are melting glaciers impacting sea levels, and how will governments respond to these shifts?