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In Defense of Regulatory Peer Review
(Washington University Law Review, 2006)
The debate over application of peer review to the regulatory decisions of administrative agencies has heated up in the last year. Part of the larger and controversial sound science movement, mandating peer review for certain ...
Reconstructing the Wall of Virtue: Maxims for the Co-Evolution of Environmental Law and Environmental Science
(Environmental Law, 2007)
Much has been written lately in legal scholarship about the role of science in policy and the role of policy in science - and perhaps in no field of law has more been said about them than environmental law. Yet asking the ...
Malpractice and Environmental Law: Should Environmental Law "Specialists" Be Worried?
(Houston Law Review, 1996)
This article examines the field of environmental law as a potential minefield for malpractice claims given its complex and dynamic nature. The article outlines principles for malpractice law applied to environmental law, ...
Climate Change Adaptation and the Structural Transformation of Environmental Law
(Environmental Law, 2010)
The path of environmental law has come to a cliff called climate change, and there is no turning around. As climate change policy dialogue emerged in the 1990s, however, the perceived urgency of attention to mitigation ...
Harmonizing Distributed Energy and the Endangered Species Act
(San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law, 2013)
This Article explores the intersection of utility-scale wind power development and the Endangered Species Act, which thus far has not been as happy a union as one might expect. Part I provides background on how the ESA and ...
Why There is No Defense of Punitive Damages
(The Georgetown Law Journal, 1998)
My analysis of punitive damages in environmental and products liability cases concludes that these awards impose substantial costs on society, and that abolishing punitive damages would improve social welfare. The two ...
Climbing Mount Mitigation: A Proposal for Legislative Suspension of Climate Change "Mitigation Litigation"
(Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment, 2010)
This Article has been in press for several months without opportunity for updating, and thus does not reflect EPA’s Clean Air Act rule promulgations and several other relevant events. Nevertheless, the basic thrust of the ...
Farms and Ecosystem Services
Second in my series of articles on farming and environmental policy, this article examines farmland stewardship rhetoric in light of the reality of extensive agricultural exemptions from environmental regulation.
Manifesto for the Radical Middle
(Idaho Law Review, 2002)
This article advocates an active, concerted strategy for staking out the middle ground in environmental policy. The middle ground - the domain of "middle of the roaders" - has conventionally been defined by compromise, and ...
Prescribing the Right Dose of Peer Review for the Endangered Species Act
(Nebraska Law Review, 2004)
....what I examine here is whether scientific-style peer review, depending on how it is dosed out, could be counterproductive for environmental law.The use of peer review as a component of regulatory procedure has not ...