Environmental Law after Katrina: Reforming Environmental Law by Reforming Environmental Lawmaking

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 1, 2007

39 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2007  

Richard James Lazarus

Georgetown University Law Center

Abstract

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.

Keywords: environmental law, natural resources law, administrative law, land use law, state and local government

JEL Classification: K32,K23,Q24,Q25

Suggested Citation

Lazarus, Richard James, Environmental Law after Katrina: Reforming Environmental Law by Reforming Environmental Lawmaking. Tulane Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=993216

Richard James Lazarus (Contact Author)

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