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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.

What is Reasonable?: The Consideration of Economic Effects in Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives Under the Endangered Species Act

Gillian Schroff Gillian Schroff is a 3L at Lewis and Clark Law School, where he is Form & Style Editor for Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. I. Introduction Although only a few inches in size, the delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) has become a topic of intense debate in water-scarce

Nov 16, 2015

Trying to Find a Balance: Agricultural Land Conservation vs. Development in the Green Mountain State

Kristen Mae Rodgers Kristen Mae Rodgers is Note Editor for Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Vermont is leading the nation in the local, sustainable food movement and the new food economy. In fact, Vermont is the frontrunner in farm stands, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, and

Nov 16, 2015

A Perfect Storm for Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard?

Sarah Stellberg Sarah Stellberg is a 3L at the University of Michigan Law School, where she is Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Click here to see the original post and leave a comment. In his June 7, 2013 opinion in

Nov 04, 2015

A Leading Cause of Everything: One Industry That Is Destroying Our Planet and Our Ability to Thrive on It

Christopher Hyner Christopher Hyner is a 3L at Georgetown University Law Center, where he is a Managing Editor for the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Click here to see the original post and leave a comment. Climate change. Ocean dead zones. Fisheries depletion. Species extinction. Deforestation. World hunger. Food safety. Heart disease. Obesity.