Ecology Law Currents is the online-only publication of Ecology Law Quarterly, one of the nation’s most respected and widely read environmental law journals. Currents features short-form commentary and analysis on timely environmental law and policy issues.
James D. Flynn* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). I. Introduction In recent years, states in New England and the mid-Atlantic region have made significant progress in reducing climate change-inducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity generation sector. This has largely been the result of shifts in energy markets from
Sara Dewey, Liz Hanson, & Claire Horan This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). Original article can be found here. Introduction The Farm Bill affects nearly every aspect of agriculture and forestry in the United States. Therefore, its next reauthorization offers an important opportunity to better manage the risks of climate
Theodore McDowell* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). The California Cap-and-Trade program has been a beacon of success for market-based environmentalism. The program masterfully incorporated the lessons learned from previous cap-and-trade initiatives by more precisely allocating emission allowances and by setting higher price floors for auctions. The ambitious emissions reduction target
Skylar Sumner* This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). I. Introduction The history of the American west is inextricably intertwined with damming rivers. Whether for navigation, irrigation, or hydroelectric power, nearly every American river has been dammed. In fact, stretching back to the day the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence,