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Back to the Future: Creating a Bipartisan Environmental Movement for the 21st Century

October 2020

Citation: 50 ELR 10800

Issue: 10

Author: David M. Uhlmann

With a contentious presidential election looming amidst a pandemic, economic worries, and historic protests against systemic racism, climate action may seem less pressing than other challenges. Nothing could be further from the truth. To prevent greater public health threats and economic dislocation from climate disruption, which will disproportionately harm Black Americans, people of color, and indigenous people, this Comment argues that we need to restore the bipartisanship that fueled the environmental movement and that the fate of the planet—and our children and grandchildren—depends upon our collective action.

David M. Uhlmann is the Jeffrey F. Liss Professor From Practice and Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program at the University of Michigan Law School.

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