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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

by John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, two separate oral arguments were held that will help determine the future of climate-change litigation – and whether and how insurance coverage is available to defend against certain climate-change claims. The first oral argument involved Connecticut v. AEP and the U.S. Supreme Court. This […]

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David Cassuto From the Shameless Self-Promotion Desk: My latest article on the water law regimes of Brazil and the U.S. and their respective readiness to cope with climate change is available here. Water Law in the United States and Brazil – Climate Change & Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty, which appears in the William […]

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by Karl Coplan April is the month when Uncle Sam requires us all to provide an accounting of our economic footprint for the prior calendar year. Our government depends on this system of tax reporting and payment. Although the US tax system is sometimes referred to as “voluntary” because it depends on taxpayers taking the […]

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by Alokananda Dutta, CELS Graduate Research Fellow On April 1st, Pace Law School, in collaboration with the NY State Judicial Institute, the Environmental Law Institute, and the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, hosted a working Symposium on environmental adjudication around the world, bringing together leading environmental justices and scholars. More than 380 jurisdictions in nations […]

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David Cassuto Between Kathleen and me, we’ve taken up a lot of blawgwidth over at the Animal Blawg on the battle to delist the gray wolf in the Northern Rockies and the ultimately successful attempt to make the delisting a part of the budget agreement.  Yet, there’s so much more to be said.  Here’s my […]

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by Karl Coplan In an interview in Time magazine last week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson bemoaned Congressional efforts to undo EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding under Clean Air Act Section 208: Congress would essentially be passing a law that says, We, as a bunch of lawmakers, have decided what the science is on this issue. […]

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by Daniel E. Estrin Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Law School In this age of partisan warfare, of politicians voting strictly along party lines, and of misguided efforts to eviscerate the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental regulation as we know it, it’s fascinating to look back and revisit the passage of the Water Pollution Control Act Amendments […]

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