The Environmental Forum

Volume 37 Issue 4

July-August 2020

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Reforming Wildfire Liability

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER What was until recently considered to be only a future problem for California is now costing dozens of lives and billions of dollars in the state and beyond.

By Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota
Why Zero-Sum Games Are Real

ELI PRESS Pitching environmental regulation as win-win while not taking into account that, at the local scale, a regulation will look like a game with clear winners and losers has led to conflict, litigation, and bruised relationships among industrial society’s stakeholders.

By J. B. Ruhl and Jim Salzman
Vanderbilt University, UCLA/UC Santa Barbara
Bending the Arc Toward Justice

RESEARCH & POLICY STUDIES Federal law has failed many poor and minority communities, who suffer disproportionately from pollution generated by others. But states are filling the gap by providing new rights in their constitutions and comprehensive environmental justice legislation.

By Barry E. Hill
Vermont Law School
By: David P. Clarke

Could Pandemic Raise Ecosystems' Neglected Health Protection Role?

By: Craig M. Pease

Catastrophe and Wide Ecological Impacts Are at Core of Our Species.

By: Linda K. Breggin

State, Tribal, Local Citizen Science Forwards Environmental Protection.

By: Sally R. K. Fisk

ESG and ERM — Two Terms That Mitigate Risk, Enable Opportunities.

By: Amanda Leiter

From County of Maui to Coal Ash: The Reach of the Clean Water Act.

By: Ethan Shenkman

EPA Virus Policies Spur Controversy and Claims They Will Increase Risk.

By: Stephen R. Dujack

The Editor on a Theory of Environmental Injustice.

By: Joseph E. Aldy

Employing a Broader Policy Toolkit to Mitigate Climate Change Risks.

By: G. Tracy Mehan III

On Why Rising Tides Sink All Boats.