Environmental Law after Katrina: Reforming Environmental Law by Reforming Environmental Lawmaking
Richard James Lazarus
Georgetown University Law Center
Tulane Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 1, 2007
Hurricane Katrina's overriding lesson for environmental law is no less than our environmental lawmaking institutions require fundamental reformation. Otherwise, the nation's tragic failure not only to enact laws that anticipate the obvious risks presented to the Gulf Region by hurricanes, but perversely to increase those risks by destroying the ecosystem's natural protections, will inevitably be repeated with even more devastating results.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 39
Keywords: environmental law, natural resources law, administrative law, land use law, state and local government
JEL Classification: K32,K23,Q24,Q25Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 17, 2007
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