July 8, 2009
Summer School: The Endangered Species Act
the Environmental Law Institute and
The DC Bar Section on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
John Kostyack (National Wildlife Federation) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law School) discussed the Endangered Species Act.
John Kostyack is Executive Director of Wildlife Conservation and Global Warming for the National Wildlife Federation, where he leads a nationwide campaign to conserve wildlife and ecosystems threatened by climate change. He is currently focused on helping enact strong natural resources protection provisions in federal global warming legislation.
John frequently writes and lectures on meeting the challenges of conserving U.S. wildlife. With Professor Dan Rohlf, he recently published “Conserving Endangered Species in an Era of Global Warming” (38 Env. Law Rptr. 10203).
John has been a leader in Endangered Species Act policy and litigation, winning victories in cases to protect habitat for the ivory-billed woodpecker, Key deer, Florida panther, gray wolf, and Swainson’s hawk. He also represented a diverse coalition in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Court’s first-ever global warming case, Massachusetts v EPA.
John Echeverria has been the executive director of the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center since 1997 and played a pivotal role in the Supreme Court’s adoption of a reasoned approach to takings jurisprudence. Prior to joining Georgetown, he served as general counsel at the National Audubon Society, as general counsel and conservation director at American Rivers, Inc., and as an associate at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Gerhard A. Gesell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In 2007 Professor Echeverria was awarded the Jefferson Fordham Advocacy Award from the American Bar Association. He has produced several books and numerous articles on the private property rights issue, land use management, and natural resource management.
John Kostyack PowerPoint
John Echeverria PowerPoint