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Franz Litz is a Professor of Law and the Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center. He is currently at the COP18 climate talks in Doha. Here is his on-the-ground perspective of the talks: Greetings from Doha! I wish this article from the Economist (Theatre of the absurd: After three failures, this year’s […]

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David Cassuto Cross post from Animal Blawg At long last, EPA is taking steps (or beginning to take them) toward addressing nonpoint source pollution of the nation’s waters.  Nonpoint sources are pretty much all those pollution sources that cannot be traced to the end of a pipe.  The Clean Water Act is far less concerned […]

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Georgetown University legal professor, environmental lawyer, and 40-time Supreme Court litigant Richard Lazarus has been appointed by President Obama as Executive Director of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. This panel – stocked with a prestigious group of ardent environmentalists and advocates – including William K. Reilly (former […]

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On Tuesday, June 22, a federal judge in Louisiana temporarily issued an injunction against the Obama Administration’s six month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling projects. The moratorium, enacted in response to BP’s devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, was meant to prevent further high-risk exploration for fossil fuels pending […]

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