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Comments on "Our Place in the World: A New Relationship for Environmental Ethics and Law"

August 2014

Citation: ELR 10693

Author: E. Donald Elliott

Prof. Jed Purdy makes a valuable contribution bypointing out that environmental law shapes public values, with votes in Congress and decisions by courts merely chapters in a longer story. His is a valid, interesting and important point, although not as original as his subtitle (“A New Relationship for Environmental
Ethics and Law”) lets on.

E. Donald Elliott is a Professor (adjunct) of Law, Yale Law School and Co-Chair, Environmental Pratice Group, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.

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