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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.
Heather Haney* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction On September 30, 2008, California passed the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, or SB 375. The legislation was the first in the country to link land use, transportation, and housing planning with global warming. The nation’s attention was once again focused on
Gregory E. Wannier* [ Clck Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction In 2009, the House of Representatives, responding to rising concerns over anthropogenic contributions to climate change, passed the first major piece of climate legislation in U.S. history. This bill, the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACESA), would cap U.S.
Kara Cook, Maria Stamas, and Meredith Wilensky* [ Clck Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] The Role of the Environmental Justice Lawyer PANELISTS: Kara Brodfehrer, Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.;Alegria De La Cruz, Directing Attorney, Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment;Helen Kang, Director, Golden Gate University, Environmental Law and Justice Clinic;Phoebe
Richard M. Frank* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction The California legislature’s major, substantive achievement of 2009 was the passage of a five-bill package designed to address the multiple ills that have befallen the California Delta and compromised statewide water policy. The bills were signed into law with great fanfare by