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.
Malia McPherson Malia McPherson is a 3L at Stanford Law School. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction On November 4, 2014, the voters of San Benito County passed Measure J, a voter initiative banning hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and all other high-intensity petroleum operations within county lines. Under California law, only a
Eric DeBellis Eric DeBellis is a 3L at Berkeley Law, where he is Senior Executive Editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. On August 3, 2015, the EPA released its highly anticipated Clean Power Plan, establishing the nation’s first greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power
Luke Grunbaum Luke Grunbaum is a 3L at UCLA School of Law, where he is Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) establishes the basic principles and goals for future international agreements on
Liz Rasheed Liz Rasheed is a 3L at New York University, where she is Submissions Editor for Environmental Law Journal. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction: What is Illicit Wildlife Trafficking? Illicit wildlife trafficking refers to “any environment-related crime that involves the illegal trade, smuggling, poaching, capture or collection of