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David Cassuto The title of this post is also the title of my forthcoming essay in Law, Culture & the Humanities (a special issue on Law & Food).  Get it here. Here’s the abstract: Law and food are distinct concepts, though the discipline (Law and Food) implies a relationship worthy of study.  The conjunction (“and”) creates meaning.  However, […]

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by Jackson D. Morris, Senior Policy Advisor for the Pace Energy and Climate Center In the wee hours last night, the NYS legislature passed a Big Energy Bill negotiated by legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo. It should be signed into law in the near future, and consists of 3 parts—

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by Richard Ottinger From April 3-5, 2011 Shakeel Kazmi and I represented Pace and IUCN at the final Preparatory Commission Meeting and the Inaugural Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  We also had an hour-long meeting with IRENA’s newly elected Director General, Adnan Amin […]

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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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David Cassuto I’ve blogged before about the dangers to wildlife from wind turbines.   Well, this just in: yesterday, the Department of the Interior released draft guidelines to protect wildlife from wind turbines  while calling on all involved in the industry to rigorously monitor, assess, and incorporate best practices into their designs. The guidelines look to […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) Here’s an interesting development: EPA has released data from a national study of emissions from CAFOS  that raise pigs, broiler chickens, cattle, and turkeys.  Of course, we don’t know how interesting it is because the agency has not yet interpreted the data.  If you’re of a number-crunching bent, you can […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) The AALS Animal Law Section panel held last Saturday in San Francisco as part of the AALS Annual Meeting was quite good.  Despite a labor action at the main conference hotel, which caused many sections (including ours) to be moved at the last minute, and despite the session taking […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) I’ll be a visiting professor at  Williams College this coming semester,teaching climate change law & policy as well as environmental law at the Center for Environmental Studies.  So, climate change has very much been on my mind of late.  This is not a new thing, of course.  I’ve blogged frequently […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) Speaking of the Endangered Species Act… This just in: After a thorough review of all the available science, the Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the contiguous United States population of wolverine should be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, the rulemaking to propose ESA protections […]

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