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Polarization and Dialogue in Clean Air Law

Editors' Summary: What leads to effective resolution of environmental policy disputes? When is conversation about a topic constructive, and when is it pointless? Can people with diametrically opposed interests dialogue constructively in...

Environmental Justice and Domestic Climate Change Policy

Editors' Summary: Legislators and regulators should incorporate environmental justice concerns and opportunities into climate change policies. In this Article, Prof. Alice Kaswan first addresses the environmental justice benefits and...

Global Climate Change: A Serious Threat to Native American Lands and Culture

Editor's Summary: During the past decade, public perception of global climate change has transformed from a gloom and doom scenario not to be taken seriously to a nearly universally recognized peril to the planet. Native Americans,...

Conserving Endangered Species in an Era of Global Warming

Editor's Summary: While the ESA is lauded as one of the country's most powerful tools of environmental protection, the statute may not be strong enough to protect wildlife and habitat in the face of global warming. In this Article, John...

Conflict Resolution for Addressing Climate Change With Ocean-Altering Projects

Editors' Summary: It is often remarked that the global problem of climate change will require local solutions. Wind and wave energy projects are just two examples of alternative energy sources that may slow the effects of climate change...

Foreign Affairs Federalism: The Legality of California's Link With the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

Editor's Summary: Last year, Tony Blair and Arnold Schwarzenegger signaled their commitment to join the United Kingdom and California in efforts to combat climate change. In this Article, Hannah Chang examines whether California can...

Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency

The Court held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the statutory authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) from new motor vehicles. The case arose after private organizations petitioned EPA to begin regulating...

Increasing the Value and Expanding the Market for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency With Clean Air Policies

Debra A. Jacobson is Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School and the owner of DJ Consulting LLC. She led the legal and policy analysis work on this project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (...

Stabilizing and Reducing U.S. Energy Consumption: Legal and Policy Tools for Efficiency and Conservation

Editors' Summary: Rising global demand for energy, high energy prices, climate change, and the threat of terrorism all point to the need for greater energy efficiency and conservation in the United States. While technological innovation...

Darkness, Visible: Global Warming and British Anti-Slavery

Editors' Summary: The environmental movement is just beginning to grapple with the problem of climate change and is doing so in a historical vacuum. Environmentalists would benefit from studying the last major social movement aimed at...