The U.S. regulatory environment is changing rapidly, at the same time that visible and profound impacts of climate change are already being felt throughout the world, and enormous, potentially existential threats loom in the not-so-distant future. What does it mean to think about and practice environmental law in this setting? In this latest in a biannual series of postings and essays, the authors, members of the Environmental Law Collaborative (ELC), have taken on the question of whether environmental law as we currently know it is up to the job of addressing these threats; and, if not, what the path forward should be.
Scott, Inara and Takacs, David and Bratspies, Rebecca M. and Casado Pérez, Vanessa and Craig, Robin Kundis and Hirokawa, Keith H. and Hudson, Blake and Krakoff, Sarah and Kuh, Katrina Fischer and Owley, Jessica and Powers, Melissa and Rosenbloom, Jonathan D. and Roesler, Shannon and Ruhl, J. B. and Ryan, Erin, Environmental Law. Disrupted (October 1, 2018). 49 Environmental Law Reporter 10038 (2019), Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-14, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 15 for 2019-2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3308550