This Week on Legal Planet
Sep 25 Delivering on Reform?
It seems that TSCA reform is heating up for this and next year, but the form it will ultimately take is still quite hazy. Senator Lautenberg and Representatives… [read more]
Sep 24 How useful are “planetary boundaries”?
The latest edition of Nature has an interesting article and accompanying commentaries (freely available here; longer version of the principal article… [read more]
Sep 22 Wishful thinking doesn’t justify grizzly delisting
Federal Judge Donald Molloy in Montana has ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to restore grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area to the list of endangered… [read more]
Sep 22 Live from New York it’s the Summit on Climate Change!
leadership by the US, China, India and the EU. Nearly 100 heads of state are expected. Their cooperation is necessary to achieving a successful international… [read more]
Sep 21 A promising step toward a national ocean policy
In June, President Obama created an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, and directed it to make recommendations for a national ocean policy. The Task… [read more]
Sep 21 Climate Change Lesson #2: Watch Out for Those “Unknown Unknowns”
Donald Rumsfeld famously distinguished between knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. He didn’t take the occasion to provide sharp analytical… [read more]
Sep 21 Second Circuit Remands Connecticut v. AEP
In climate change news, the Second Circuit has (finally!) issued its decision in the case of Connecticut v. AEP, where a bunch of states sued electric… [read more]
Sep 21 For Renewable Energy in California, It’s Not Clear Which Way the Wind is Blowing
If California’s governor sticks to the plan he announced last week, California’s leadership role in promoting domestic renewable energy development is in doubt…. [read more]
Sep 21 David Nawi Appointed to High-Ranking USDOI Post
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has named a respected California environmental lawyer to serve in a key, newly-created Department of Interior post. Salazar appointed David Nawi as his Senior Advisor to the Secretary for California and Nevada…. [read more]
This evening, Muslims around the world are celebrating the end of Ramadan. All the talk of political Islam has overlooked the question of what, if anything, Islam says about the environment, and a short blog post can hardly be comprehensive… [read more]
This is the first in a short series of homilies on the lessons we can learn from climate change. Thirty years ago, in the early days of environmental law, it seemed that most environmental problems were local… [read more]
Sep 20 Meg Whitman Would Suspend AB 32
In a rather stunning and little-noticed op ed last week, California GOP gubernetorial candidate Meg Whitman — former CEO of EBay – called on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to suspend the implementation of AB 32… [read more]