President Biden’s UNGA address acknowledged the idea of visionary thinking and mutual cooperation, but the actions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the southern border on his watch painted an alternate reality. This Essay is an observation of that essential disconnect between the vision and the execution. This Essay proceeds in three Parts.…

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Resilience in Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Law Examining Legal Pathways for Sustainability in Times of Disruption Edited by Catherine Banet, Hanri Mostert, LeRoy Paddock, Milton Fernando Montoya, and Iñigo del Guayo Examines how and to what extent legal frameworks identify the issue of ‘resilience’ as a single concept Addresses international, regional, and national decision-making and collaboration from state, company,…

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Big Oil and enviros aren’t pleased with President Biden’s biofuel targets. Farmers aren’t completely excited by the retroactive reductions for 2020, but they gain the most. I wrote about Big Corn’s silent revolution at the expense of Big Oil, in Responsive Regulation and Resiliency: The Renewable Fuel Standard and Advanced Biofuels back in 2018. I…

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The atoll nation of Maldives is creating an innovative floating city that mitigates the effects of climate change and stays on top of rising sea levels. The Maldives Floating City is designed by Netherlands-based Dutch Docklands and will feature thousands of waterfront residences and services floating along a flexible, functional grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. The waterfront…

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Two summers I was sitting in my office. And I opened up the The Florida Bar Journal. The lead letter to the editor was from another legal practitioner complaining about why men were not included in a gender bias study. He complained, in essence, that gender bias does not exist. I was flabbergasted. After having…

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