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VOLUME 31, NUMBER 3

MAY/JUNE 2014


Research & Policy | Evaluating Ocean Protection

Research & Policy | Evaluating Ocean Protection

HEADNOTE: A framework for understanding marine protected area laws can help policymakers and the public understand the strength, breadth, and utility of state and local legal authorities to preserve the seas and coastal zones.

By Kathryn Mengerink
Environmental Law Institute

   
National Wetlands Newsletter | Coastal Blue Carbon

National Wetlands Newsletter | Coastal Blue Carbon

HEADNOTE: This newly recognized ecosystem service value can provide an incentive to prioritize the restoration and conservation of shoreline ecosystems.

By Steve Emmett-Mattox and Steve Crooks
Restore America’s Estuaries

   
ELI Press | Joining Together

ELI Press | Joining Together

HEADNOTE: Cooperative natural resource damage assessments have the benefit of achieving more restoration in less time while avoiding in large part the expense of protracted litigation involving multiple parties.

By Valerie Lee and P.J. Bridgen
Environment International, Ltd.

   
Environmental Law Reporter | In Defense of the Equal Access to Justice Act

Environmental Law Reporter | In Defense of the Equal Access to Justice Act

HEADNOTE: Absent any clear economic or policy basis to support a rewrite of the statute, most current “reform” efforts seem targeted at public interest environmental litigation.

By Brian Korpics, Jay Austin, and Bruce Myers
Environmental Defense Fund and Environmental Law Institute

   

THE FEDERAL BEAT

By David P. Clarke

The fight over “sound science,” and now “secret science,” may be perennial.

AN ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE

By Robert N. Stavins

The panel’s reports are essential resources for responding to climate change.

AROUND THE STATES

By Linda K. Breggin

Eight states are building a large market for electric vehicles and necessary infrastructure.

THE BOTTOM LINE

By Sara Kendall

Don’t require compliance with standards until they are tested in the market.

IN THE COURTS

By Richard Lazarus

What was the mistake? Why was it so embarrassing? What prompted the error?

SCIENCE AND THE LAW

By Craig M. Pease

Plastics: The compounds are an exemplar for the environmental problems we now face.

A VIEW FROM THE EU

By Gabrielle Williamson

Negotiators on each side want to preserve their standards while opening up overseas markets.

IN THE LITERATURE

By Oliver Houck

On the fish that underlies the economy.

MOVERS & SHAKERS