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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.

Is It Really a Huge Mistake? Choosing Between Carbon Fees and Cap-and-Trade

A Commentary on “The Huge Mistake – Climate Change Solutions 2009” Juan Arturo Iluminado C. de Castro* [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] In the video, “The Huge Mistake – Climate Change Solutions 2009,”[1] Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel (two highly experienced attorneys from the Environmental Protection Agency) appeal to both emotion and

Dec 28, 2009

Harnessing the Potential of the Clean Water Act to Address Ocean Acidification

Miyoko Sakashita* [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] In the halls of Congress and at the climate conference in Copenhagen, the question of how we can agree to reduce greenhouse gas pollution looms large. Under the sea’s surface, the question is whether the carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions will come soon enough. Each day

Dec 05, 2009

Student Review of Selected Panels at the California State Bar’s 2009 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

    Jessica Intrator, Lala Wu, Holly Wagenet, Sarah Barker-Ball, Camille Pannu, & Emily Jeffers* [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Weed in the Wild: Environmental Consequences of Marijuana Cultivation on Public LandsSpeaker: Chief Ranger Steve Shackelton, Yosemite National Park Yosemite Chief Ranger Steve Shackelton has a lot on his plate. Together with

Colorado, Centennial State at the Headwaters*

Justice Greg Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court** [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Circumference We gather here to learn and celebrate, to greet dear friends and meet new ones, to recognize those among us who have gained our admiration for the circumference of their views and the bounty of their good-natured insight. In this

Sep 08, 2009