Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19

15 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2021 Last revised: 15 Sep 2021

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Rebecca M. Bratspies

City University of New York - School of Law

Vanessa Casado Pérez

Texas A&M University School of Law

Robin Kundis Craig

USC Gould School of Law

Lissa Griffin

Pace University School of Law

Keith H. Hirokawa

Albany Law School

Sarah Krakoff

University of Colorado Law School

Katrina Fischer Kuh

Pace Law School

Jessica Owley

University of Miami - School of Law

Melissa Powers

Lewis & Clark Law School

Shannon Roesler

University of Iowa - College of Law

Jonathan D. Rosenbloom

Vermont Law School

J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Erin Ryan

Florida State University, College of Law

David Takacs

UC Hastings Law

Date Written: May 28, 2021

Abstract

For over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about systemic racial injustice have highlighted the conflicts and opportunities currently faced by environmental law. Scientists uniformly predict that environmental degradation, notably climate change, will cause a rise in diseases, disproportionate suffering among communities already facing discrimination, and significant economic losses. In this Article, members of the Environmental Law Collaborative examine the legal system’s responses to these crises, with the goal of framing opportunities to reimagine environmental law. The Article is excerpted from their book Environmental Law, Disrupted, to be published by ELI Press later this year.

Keywords: COVID-19, systemic racial injustice, environmental law collaborative

Suggested Citation

Bratspies, Rebecca M. and Casado Pérez, Vanessa and Craig, Robin Kundis and Griffin, Lissa and Hirokawa, Keith H. and Krakoff, Sarah and Kuh, Katrina Fischer and Owley, Jessica and Powers, Melissa and Roesler, Shannon and Rosenbloom, Jonathan D. and Ruhl, J. B. and Ryan, Erin and Takacs, David, Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19 (May 28, 2021). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 51, 2021, 51 ELR 10509, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-24, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3855625, UC Hastings Research Paper Forthcoming, Albany Law School Research Paper Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3855625

Rebecca M. Bratspies

City University of New York - School of Law ( email )

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Vanessa Casado Pérez

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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Robin Kundis Craig

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

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Lissa Griffin

Pace University School of Law ( email )

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Keith H. Hirokawa (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

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Sarah Krakoff

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

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Katrina Fischer Kuh

Pace Law School ( email )

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White Plains, NY 10603
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Jessica Owley

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

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Melissa Powers

Lewis & Clark Law School ( email )

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Shannon Roesler

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

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Jonathan D. Rosenbloom

Vermont Law School ( email )

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J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

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Erin Ryan

Florida State University, College of Law ( email )

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Tallahassee, FL 32306
United States

David Takacs

UC Hastings Law ( email )

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