The Environmental Forum

Volume 33 Issue 1

January/February 2016

This issue's articles are available below.

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It’s not the material injected underground to release shale gas — it’s the dangerous fluid and gases that come back to the surface. The lost opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation of the potential adverse health consequences of fracking has hurt the industry.

By Bernard Goldstein, M.D.
University of Cologne

As tens of billions of dollars are spent over the coming decades to restore the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a variety of mechanisms have been created to ensure responsible stewardship of public resources, natural and monetary.

By David Roche
Environmental Law Institute

The vast bay and watershed include the largest estuary in the country. Efforts to restore its vastly degraded water quality involve a commensurately large response by the Bay States, the federal Environmental Protection Agency, local governments, and the public.

By Ridgway Hall
Chesapeake Legal Alliance

Power from the sun is surging in the United States. Realizing its vast potential invites us to make creative but careful use of our built environment and open lands.

By Philip Warburg
Beacon Press

The dangers of climate change are not usually couched in terms of national security, but awareness of the issue is growing rapidly. What could be more basic to security than a climate conducive for agriculture, abundant water supplies, ecosystem health, industrial production, biodiversity, and human comfort? What could be more threatening than extreme weather events or mass migrations because of rising seas and crop failures? The annual ELI-Miriam Hamilton Keare Policy Forum brought together top experts on the topic.

By Francesco Femia, Leo Goff, Alice Hill, Thilmeeza Hussain, Marcus King and Maureen Sullivan
The Center for Climate and Security, Center for Naval Analyses, National Security Council, Voice of Women -- Maldives, George Washington University, Department of Defense
By: David P. Clarke

Environmentalists are battling against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

By: Ann R. Klee

Exercising responsibility for the supply chain and human rights is a positive trend in business.

By: Linda K. Breggin

After 25 years, states are doing more, while facing familiar issues from the past.

By: Craig M. Pease

Enhanced oil and gas recovery through hydrualic fracturing means more earthquakes.

By: Richard Lazarus

A group of cases shows that food law is the next great area for environmental litigation.

By: Bruce Rich

Turkey's ill-considered rush to coal undercuts climate change emissions progress.

By: Robert N. Stavins

Are the Pope's critiques of markets on point or, unfortunately, somewhat misguided?

By: Stephen R. Dujack

How the Montreal Protocol, restricting ozone depleters, also protects the global climate.

By: Oliver Houck

Oliver Houck reviews a tautly told toxic tort tale.

Our collection of job transitions and honors.

By: Laura Frederick

Henry Diamond receives ELI Award at annual banquet.

By: Carol Adaire Jones

On tropical conservation and liability of environmental harm.

By: Scott Fulton

On the need for better governance.