LEAD FEATURE ❧ Signs are everywhere of a resurgence for endangered species and the Endangered Species Act. Congress hasn’t amended the law in almost three decades, but actions by the Obama administration and its predecessors have reinvigorated the legislation and improved recovery.
With SIDEBARS by a developer spokesman and an environmental group leader
CENTERPIECE ❧ The environmental impacts of the sharing economy may not be unequivocally positive or negative but will depend on sticky norms, policy nudges, and human preferences. There may also be tipping points in capacity utilization, which could impact policy decisions.
COVER STORY ❧ The fake-news apparatus has at its core a basic precept about environmental law: rules implementing the key statutes are bad for the economy. The actual facts, however, demonstrate the opposite. Regulations increase employment, growth, and competitiveness.
TESTIMONY ❧ In her address to the 2017 graduates of Vermont Law School, the honorary degree recipient declared that in “these troubling times, standing on the common ground of protecting the environment is an excellent way for professionals to work to resecure our democracy.”
HEADNOTE ❧ The Supreme Court’s decision in Chevron v. NRDC has been at the heart of environmental law and administration law generally. But even before the ascension of Neil Gorsuch to the High Court, there were signs that the justices were looking on deference with skepticism.
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