Latest from ELI Press Examines Critical Nexus Between Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law
In the groundbreaking Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law, leading environmental legal scholars Mary Jane Angelo, Jason Czarnezki, and Bill Eubanks, along with five distinguished contributing authors, undertake an exploration of the challenging political and societal issues facing agricultural policy and modern food systems through the lens of environmental protection laws. Through this exploration, the authors seek to answer difficult questions about the need for new approaches to agricultural policy and environmental law to meet 21st century concerns surrounding:
- Climate change
- Sustainable agriculture
- Accessibility to healthy foods
- Conservation of natural resources and ecosystem services
This book supplies a comprehensive, timely, and cohesive guide on the intersection of agriculture and the natural environment. This work serves as the quintessential text for bringing these issues to the classroom in a variety of fields, including law, public policy, agricultural economics, and environmental science.
State Agencies Seeking to Protect Wetlands and Streams Face Hurdles—From Their Own State Laws
ELI has released a 50-state study identifying laws that can limit the ability of state agencies to protect wetlands, streams, and other water resources more broadly than federal law. The study finds that over two-thirds of all U.S. states have versions of these “stringency” and property rights laws. View a one-page overview, or view and download the full report.
The May 2013 issue of ELR’s News & Analysis addresses the need to improve the adaptive capacity of environmental law. The authors argue that doing so will require the development of overarching systemic principles that maintain the resilience and adaptive capacity of ecological and social systems, not merely the occasional use of specific adaptive methods.
ELI has released two up-to-date analyses of the recently enacted RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012, which will direct a portion of Clean Water Act penalties associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to Gulf Coast restoration and recovery. ELI’s analyses break-down the provisions of this groundbreaking law and discuss their broader implications. The documents are available in PDF at bit.ly/NCuq7d and http://bit.ly/Mvmx41. Additional ELI resources related to Gulf restoration and recovery may be found at: eli-ocean.org/gulf.