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Despite tensions along the border, the US and Mexico agreed to share Colorado River water with one another and the environment.
New York City followed the lead of several California cities and filed suit against “Big Oil,” seeking to recover compensatory damages for the costs it has incurred in protecting infrastructure, residents, and visitors from the effects of climate change. However, unlike all of its California predecessors, New York City brought its action in federal court. Why?
Perhaps indicating a new direction in New Jersey environmental policy under Governor Murphy, the state Senate recently revoked a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection rule that would have increased the density of septic tanks allowed in the state’s Highlands Region.
When industries are caught breaking the rules they often react by placing the blame on overburdensome, unclear, and fragmented regulations. Is it time that they took rulemaking into their own hands?
A federal lawsuit is asking a judge to recognize the Colorado River as a person, but without faith, the river may not be human enough.