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The Thunberg Effect: Youth Climate Movement gains momentum in New York City
By: Allison Wood In a 2018 Special Report, the International Panel on Climate Change warned that “there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks o (More)
A Tax Benefit for Organic Farmers
By Daniel Pessar (Harvard Law School '20)[*] The growth of certified organic farming is booming; approximately 26,000 United States producers and businesses are now More)
Lessons from Kyoto: The Faulty Trading Scheme and the Fall of Communism
By Anxhela (Angela) Mile[*] “Climate change is the defining challenge of our age.” Ban Ki-moon[1] The Kyoto Protocol is often seen as one of the most respected agreements (More)
Utilizing Litigation to Propel Climate Action: A Comparison of Juliana & Urgenda
By Anxhela (Angela) Mile [*] Climate change is undeniably one of the most challenging and pressing issues of our time. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) emphasized that there are approximat (More)
New Online Resource: Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law
The Pace Law Library is thrilled to announce that students and faculty now have access to the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law Online. This set, when complete, will contain 12 volumes cover (More)
Second Circuit Affirms the Constitutionality of New York’s Zero Emission Credit Program for Nuclear Power Plant Subsidies
Case Name: Coalition for Competitive Electricity, et al. v. Zibelman, et al. – Second Circuit Date of Opinion: September 27, 2018 Opinion By: Judge Jacobs In August 2016, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted a Zero Emissions (More)
Legislation to Protect the Environment Takes An Interesting Approach in Norway
There have been a flurry of legislative changes in both the United States and abroad that have been geared towards protecting the environment. Many states, cities, and countries have been proposing and passing single use plastic bans, most prominentl (More)
EPA Proposes Affordable Clean Energy Rule to Replace the Clean Power Plan
On August 21, the EPA announced its plans to propose an affordable clean energy rule (ACE). This rule is designed to replace t (More)
United States Government Seeks Stay From Supreme Court in Juliana Case
On Wednesday, the United States, who is the defendant in the constitutional climate change lawsuit brought by youths claiming that the government's actions which have caused climate change have violated their fundamental rights to life, liberty, and (More)
Movement to End Use of Plastic Straws Expands
As of July 1, 2018, Seattle, Washington became the largest city in the United States to ban the use of plastic str (More)
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