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Re-Imagining Environmental Governance: The Future of Environmental Law

March 29, 2019 Blog
ELI Vibrant Environment Blog

Not to dwell on the past, but I have been struck of late reading obituaries of certain leading figures in environmental law by a recurrent theme, which is essentially captured by the following quote: “This was an old-school environmentalist, when Republicans and Democrats all agreed the environment should be protected.”

In turn, this led to thinking about presidential administrations over the years, from the late 1960s until now, and how those administrations and Congress recognized the importance of environmental protection, and how their efforts to do so were certainly not without argument and advocacy on the substance and interpretation of statutes, regulations, and rulemaking, but were collaborative and with a higher purpose in mind.

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PFAS Litigation Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at Law Seminars International's PFAS Litigation Conference program, "Lines of Defense" on December 10. Details: Assessing and choosing among the legal options for defending toxic tort, mass tort, and...

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Emerging Contaminants: Coming to an NRD Site Near You!

What Are Emerging Contaminants? Emerging contaminants are chemicals in the environment for which the health risks—both human and ecological—remain unknown. They are also sometimes called contaminants of emerging concern, since the chemicals, or products...

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Superfund’s Next Challenge: Small-Town PFAS Contamination

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ALI-CLE Advanced Environmental Litigation Conference

Chris Locke will be speaking on "Perspectives on Natural Resource Damages Litigation" at the ALI-CLE Advanced Environmental Litigation Conference on November 15. Details: The government’s perspective Defenses and strategies Click here for more information.

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The Uncertain Future of California’s Vehicle Emission Standards

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