By Cecilia Segal -— October 7 at 9:50 a.m. Since 2011, the Pebble Limited Partnership (“PLP”) has been attempting to build a large-scale copper and gold mine in the Bristol Bay watershed in southwestern Alaska. The mine proposal includes an open pit mine, a tailings facility, a power generating station, a deepwater port, and substantial transportation infrastructure, and is … [Read more...] about Pebble Mine and EPA’s Veto Authority Under the Clean Water Act
By Daniel Carpenter-Gold—September 14 at 6:30 p.m. To read more on this topic, look for Mr. Carpenter-Gold's student note in the upcoming Volume 39.1 of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Chinese environmental policy has been rapidly modernizing over the past few years, likely in response to highly visible pollution. Among these changes, the Environmental Protection Law … [Read more...] about Promises and Pitfalls in China’s New Environmental Protection Law
By Richard Lazarus -- Sep. 11, 2014 at 9:05 a.m. This article originally appeared in the September/October 2014 issue of The Environmental Forum. The Environmental Law Institute has graciously allowed the Harvard Environmental Law Review Blog to republish the piece. The biggest environmental law news from the Supreme Court last term may well not have been the Court’s rulings … [Read more...] about It’s Raining Cert Petitions!: Last Term’s Biggest Supreme Court News
By Daniel Carpenter-Gold -- June 2 at 5:40pm This blog post contains the views of the author alone, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Professor Coleman or ELR staff. “What difference do you think you can make? One man in all this madness?” -First Sergeant Edward Welsh, The Thin Red Line Scholars have come to recognize climate change as “the quintessential … [Read more...] about Unilateral Climate Action and Collective Change: What Can University Divestment Do?
By Margot J. Pollans Throughout the history of federal statutory environmental law, citizen suits have played a key role in enforcement. Through statutory interpretation, however, courts have narrowed the circumstances under which citizens can sue. This Article explores one such restraint: Courts have severely limited citizen suits under the Resource Conservation and Recovery … [Read more...] about A “Blunt Withdrawal”? Bars on Citizen Suits for Toxic Site Cleanup