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Air Pollution and Environmental Justice

This Article is organized as follows. Part I details the increasingly broad domain of environmental justice concerns, from beginnings focused on the negative impacts of waste sites on disadvantaged communities to more attention over the last two years on the relationship between COVID-19 death rates and high particulate matter concentrations. ... (read more)

Leveraging California’s Hospitals for Housing Preservation: Progress and Opportunities

As part of their role as anchor institutions rooted in place, hospitals have invested in communities for decades. While past efforts have been piecemeal, hospitals are now driving strategies to finance, build, and preserve affordable housing. This article looks at why and how hospitals have contributed to housing preservation strategies ... (read more)

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The Carbon Footprint of the Whiskey Industry: is Federal Preemption at Odds with Environmental Health?

Dana Dabbousi

February 21st 2024

by Jenisha Sabaratnam* Introduction In Mulberry, a small town in Lincoln County, Tennessee, residents have begun noticing the growth of a suspicious black fungus. The most likely culprit? Whiskey. Several Jack Daniels warehouses near the town are home to countless barrels of whiskey. During the distillation process, ethanol is released ...

Persistence or Desistence: Prosecuting Environmental Crimes During the Trump and Obama Administrations

Linda Gordon

September 28th 2023

Donald Trump was hostile towards environmental regulation from his first day in office. From rolling back regulations, to appointing industry insiders and anti-environmentalists to important positions within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Justice (DOJ), and other agencies tasked with the enforcement of environmental laws, Trump intended to ...

Racism in the Water: Access for All in Outdoor Recreation

Internet Editor

September 28th 2023

This Article seeks to answer the following questions: What does the academic literature say about POC access to and use of blue space? What role, if any, does systemic racism and inequality play in creating barriers to access? Most historical accounts of any water-race nexus focused on the Black experience, ...

The Federal Reserve’s Responsibilities in a Warming World: A Normative Case and Strategic Primer for Fed Action on Climate Change

Internet Editor

September 28th 2023

As this Article argues, then, we cannot achieve our climate goals without tackling fossil fuel financing, and that requires leadership by the Federal Reserve (the Fed)—the U.S. governmental institution that has been given primary responsibility for regulating our financial system. Part I of the Article grapples with the normative questions ...

Keeping All The Lights On: A Roadmap to Affordable, Universal Electricity Service In the Clean Energy Transition

Internet Editor

September 28th 2023

The Article identifies state innovations in four categories that go beyond widely adopted “baseline” policies. They include policies that: establish affordability and access policy goals, provide express legal authority, and require data collection; reduce electricity demand through efficiency and renewable programs targeted to the most vulnerable; make electricity affordable, for ...

Volume 50.1 Front Matter

Linda Gordon

September 28th 2023

Ecology Law Quarterly Volume 50.1 Front Matter

Just Transition Symposium – Panel 4: Black Women Talk

Linda Gordon

September 22nd 2023

This is the culminating panel of Ecology Law Quarterly’s 2022 Annual Symposium entitled “Black Women Talk.” The moderators were Candice Youngblood and Alicia Arrington. Speakers included Savonala “Savi” Horne and Kimberly Leefatt.

2022 Annual Symposium: Panel 3 – Green Economy

Linda Gordon

September 22nd 2023

The third panel of the Annual Symposium was entitled “Green Economy.” The moderator was Dan Farber and speakers included Renee Hatcher and Jose “JB” Tengco.

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