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How Will the 2020 Election Results Affect U.S. Environmental Policy?

The vast differences between the Biden and Trump platforms mean the U.S. environmental policy is likely to change quite a bit in the wake of the 2020 election. Joe Biden advocates what he calls a “clean energy revolution,” while Donald Trump’s term was spent rolling back significant environmental protections. Many of the environmental policies that have been recently changed were originally created under the Obama-Biden administration, and a Biden presidency […]

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Nevertheless, She Dissented: A Personal Tribute to RBG

Mon Sep 21st, On Environmental Law, Firm News, by

As a woman lawyer, the honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg holds an important position of influence to me. I was a judicial clerk on the D.C. Circuit from 1990 to 1991, when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a judge on that still-auspicious court. I worked for RBG’s colleague and fellow female liberal judge, Patricia M. Wald, who was the Chief Judge of the D.C. Circuit that year. Judge Wald was […]

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Study Links Air Pollution To Higher COVID-19 Death Rate

Wed Sep 16th, On Environmental Law, by

A Harvard study determined COVID-19 patients who lived in regions of the United States with higher levels of air pollution before the pandemic are at a higher risk of dying from the disease than those who live in areas with cleaner air. The nationwide study, conducted by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was the first to demonstrate a clear link between long term exposure to pollution and high […]

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Dakota Access Pipeline Is Shut Down and a D.C. Court Declines To Stop It

Wed Jul 8th, On Environmental Law, Litigation, by

Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge James A. Boasberg ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down and drain its oil (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al.). The order gives the Dakota Access operators until August 5th to shut down the pipeline and drain it of all oil pending a review and Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) made by the Army Corps of […]

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