Administrative Law Acts as a Wall to Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama-Era Environmental Regulations.

Administrative Law Acts as a Wall to Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama-Era Environmental Regulations.  By: Justin Bargar Since the early days of his campaign, President Trump has promised to rollback Obama-era environmental regulations,[1] and the strides made by President Obama in addressing climate change. Trump’s main soundbite was how “stupid” and “job killing” the Clean […]

Juliana v. United States: Do the kids have a chance? By: Olivia Molodanof

Juliana v. United States: Do the kids have a chance? By: Olivia Molodanof   In August 2015, twenty-one children ages 10 to 21 from all over the country filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the United States government in the District of Oregon.[1] The young Plaintiffs claim constitutional violations of due process, equal protection, and […]

Taking on the Fossil Fuel Industry: Why California’s Public Nuisance Lawsuits May Succeed Where Others have Failed By Kimberly Willis

Taking on the Fossil Fuel Industry: Why California’s Public Nuisance Lawsuits May Succeed Where Others have Failed By Kimberly Willis   On September 19, 2017, the cities of San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies—Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, and BP—for public nuisance.[1] Together, these five oil companies are responsible for 7.4% of global […]

Good Links

Check out these amazing environmental organizations! Audubon California, http://ca.audubon.org California Coastal Commission, http://coast4u.org California League of Conservation Voters, www.ecovote.org/ Center for Environmental Law, www.ciel.org/ Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, www.celdf.org/ Earth Island Institute, http://earthisland.org Earthjustice, www.earthjustice.org Eastern Environmental Law Center, www.easternenvironmental.org/ Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, https://law.uoregon.edu/explore/enr Environmental Defense, www.edf.org/ Environmental Law Concentration at […]

Good Reads

The following is a list of suggested reading from Deanna Spooner, co-founding editor of HELJ: Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise (Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, Ed.) What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action (Per Espen Stoknes) Baker, J.A., The Peregrine Bakker, Elna, and Gordy Slack, […]

Good Hikes

Good Hikes! Below are links to some special places — but what we really need are your descriptions and stories about recent hikes!  Where have you gone, what have you seen, who went with you?  Comment and share your favorite hikes! Butano State Park (Yay, redwoods!) San Mateo County: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=536 Calero County Park, Santa Clara […]