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WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court granted in part nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit concerning BLM's review of cumulative climate impacts of oil and gas leases in Wyoming. The groups argued that BLM's supplemental EA prepared in...

But Flooding is Different: Takings Liability for Flooding in the Era of Climate Change

ELR Article

With the increased risk of flooding due to climate change, potential liability from construction and maintenance of flood control measures is a major consideration governments must consider when planning and building them. This Article...

Species Protection as a Natural Climate Solution

ELR Article

This Article, adapted from Chapter 16 of What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?, 2d Edition (ELI Press, forthcoming 2020), explores existing and potential wildlife conservation policies that could play a vital role in...

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. BP P.L.C.

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit upheld a district court order that remanded to state court the city of Baltimore's climate change case against oil companies. The city alleged it sustained climate change-related injuries, including an increase in sea...

H.R. 4737

ELR Congressional Update

S. 2893

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 4823

ELR Congressional Update

Strategizing Against the Flame: What’s Next for California’s Wildfires?

ELR Article

The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive on record in California, destroying thousands of structures. Gov. Gavin Newsom created a strike force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the destabilizing...

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