Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19
Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 51, 2021, 51 ELR 10509
15 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2021 Last revised: 15 Sep 2021
Date Written: May 28, 2021
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
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