The Wildfire Suppression Act provides the perfect impetus for Congress to create a Commission to use innovative approaches to attack root-causes of wildfire management issues
The New Orleans City Council approved the construction of a new gas-powered energy plant contrary to a city climate change plan that was heavily influenced by the Paris Agreement. This article is a brief examination of the importance of both setting and adhering to goals with regard to mitigating climate change.
A case study exemplifying the broader judicial confusion as to the application of the political question doctrine in climate change litigation.
While introducing a set of framework principles on human rights and the environment, the Special Rapporteur urged the Human Rights Council to take action.
Water sharing agreements between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestine Authority offer an innovative approach to environmental challenges, and perhaps a sign of increasing political cooperation in the region
States like Georgia serve as a bright example of how to leverage the strength of their developers and local communities to address brownfields.
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?
Last month, the Trump Administration reinterpreted when a major source of hazardous air pollutants may be regulated less stringently. The policy change failed to provide an adequate explanation and thus would likely be remanded to the agency for further consideration and explanation should it be challenged in court.
The Administrative Procedure Act provides requirements that are normally meant to prevent agencies from taking shortcuts or sidestepping important public processes. However, recent actions by the Trump administration demonstrate that a less well-known section of the APA may potentially be used as a dilatory tactic to allow a new administration to delay implementation of a previous administration’s properly promulgate rules.