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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.

Funding Adaptation: Financing Resiliency Through Sea Level Derivatives

  Sevren Gourley*            Sevren Gourley is the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).  Coastal municipalities are struggling to address the uncertain future risks created by sea level rise. Conventional models of ex ante protection and ex post relief are both too costly and often

Apr 18, 2017

An Autopsy of the Clean Power Plan

John Copeland Nagle* [ download PDF ] The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was supposed to be great. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrated its regulation as “a historic and important step,” “fair, flexible and designed to strengthen the fast-growing trend toward cleaner and lower-polluting American energy,” providing “national consistency, accountability and a level playing field,”

Enough Horsing Around

Joseph Godio Joseph Godio is the Senior Editor of Georgetown Environmental Law Review. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).   I.       Introduction New York City is a city thought by many to be one of the most incredible, majestic, and beautiful cities in the world.  Its prominence and prosperity has grown just

Mar 03, 2017

Bridging the Divide: Incorporating Interflow into Legal Discourse on Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions

Reshmina William* and A. Bryan Endres**  [ download PDF ] Introduction Despite the traditional separation of groundwater and surface water in academic and legal literature, both systems are in fact tightly interconnected. This artificial distinction persists due to the idea that groundwater movement takes place on a much larger timescale than surface water flows.[1] While

Mar 03, 2017