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Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the United States, unanimously approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The SDGs are nonbinding; each nation is to implement them based on its...

State Clean Transportation Initiatives

The United States is experiencing a wave of state-led clean transportation initiatives that are gaining substantial momentum. Faced with insufficient federal action, states started focusing their efforts on the sector that produces the...

Confronting Disproportionate Impacts and Systemic Racism in Environmental Policy

Understanding and operationalizing the concept of disproportionate impacts are critical to the next generation of environmental justice (EJ) practice. This Article charts a pathway to better defining, articulating, and analyzing...

Leveraging Science to Inform Proactive and Reactive Risk Management

The production, transport, use, and disposal of industrial and consumer products may pose risks to human and environmental health. Product stewardship is the practice of characterizing and managing human health and...

ELI 2020 Corporate Forum: Reimagining Supply Chains

The coronavirus pandemic, the push for racial justice, and continued efforts to mitigate climate change have emerged as key challenges for corporations. At the center of this trifecta of change are supply chains; onequarter of the...

Time Has Come Today for Environmental and Climate Justice Legislation

Faced with interconnected crises—affordable housing, and environmental and climate injustice—in low-income, disadvantaged, and Black and Brown communities, this Comment asserts that President Joseph Biden should adopt the same or...

Down the Rabbit Hole With the IRS’ Challenge to Perpetual Conservation Easements, Part One

When the Internal Revenue Service began disallowing gifts of perpetual conservation easements for claimed failures of perpetuity requirements, it tumbled land trusts, landowners, and the U.S. Tax Court down the rabbit hole to a baffling...

Safeguarding Against Distortions of Scientific Research in Federal Policymaking

The appropriate use of science in policymaking depends upon integrity in scientific research and in the ways in which that research is communicated and applied throughout the policymaking process. On May 22, 2019, the University of...

Measuring Environmental Justice: Analysis of Progress Under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump

President Donald Trump’s environmental policies appear detrimental to the environmental justice (EJ) movement, but little work has been done to test their true impact on EJ. This Article offers a method for evaluating progress (or lack...

Environmental Deconfliction 2020: The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020

As in prior years, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 contains a variety of provisions setting U.S. Department of Defense priorities for energy, environmental, and natural resource issues. These include measures...

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