By Daniel Carpenter-Gold—May 6 at 5:46 p.m. Courtney McVean and Justin Pidot’s article, Environmental Settlements and Administrative Law, appearing in Volume 39.1 of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, addresses the practice of federal agencies settling with interest groups in litigation over the agencies’ regulatory practices. This “sue and settle” practice is not new, but … [Read more...] about The Logic of Sue and Settle
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By Elinor Tarlow — October 29 at 6:22 p.m. More than four years ago, BP’s Macondo well exploded, killing 11 men and spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The surrounding waterways and marine life still bear the scars of the explosion: brightly colored coral colonies have turned brown and dull, some species of fish have developed heart and other … [Read more...] about Settling Accounts from the BP Gulf Oil Spill
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 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 Alex L. Wang During China’s 11th five-year plan (2006–10), bureaucrats began to take substantial actions on environmental protection, making major investments in pollution control infrastructure and forcing the shutdown of thousands of outdated facilities and production lines. This was not accomplished through meaningful reform of a notoriously weak environmental law … [Read more...] about The Search for Sustainable Legitimacy: Environmental Law and Bureaucracy in China