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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 ...
Making Nuisance Ecological
(Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2008)
Common law nuisance doctrine has the reputation of having provided much of the strength and content of environmental law prior to the rise of federal statutory regimes in the 1970s, but since then has taken a back seat to ...
Three Questions for Agriculture About the Environment
(Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, 2002)
This article is the third in my series studying agriculture and environmental law. It asks why agriculture has not evolved toward more environmentally responsible behavior and points to possible "green" solutions that will ...
Cleaning Up Superfund
(The Public Interest, 1996)
The cleanup of hazardous wastes is the number one environmental concern of the American people. The government's response: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its Superfund program, which was established by ...
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 ...
Past, Present, and Future Trends of the Endangered Species Act
(Public Land and Resources Law Review, 2004)
this article is designed to convince readers that the past, present, and future trends of the ESA are all the same. To provide context, Part I presents a brief overview of the structure of the statute and the kinds of ...
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.
General Design Principles for Resilience and Adaptive Capacity in Legal Systems--With Applications to Climate Change Adaptation
(North Carolina Law Review, 2011)
No force has put more pressure on the legal system than is likely to be exerted as climate change begins to disrupt the settled expectations of humans. Demands on the legal system will be intense and long-term, but is the ...
Phosphates and the Environmental Free Lunch
The environmental rationale for a detergent phosphate ban is straightforward enough. Phosphates are pollutants because, ironically enough, they are biodegradable. In fact, living things thrive on them. Excessive phosphate ...
Harmonizing Commercial Wind Power and the Endangered Species Act Through Administrative Reform
(Vanderbilt Law Review, 2012)
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 ...