Spring Break is a mad dash writing frenzy. Usually. Since I have four law review articles and a book chapter dropping or just dropped. I am taking it easy. Whatever that means. My spring break has never coincided with kids spring break. I just finished Deepa Purushothaman’s book, The First, The Few, the Only. I…

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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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I am 10 days behind on a deadline and need to write 2500 more words and get in that flow. I wrote a 6,000 word law review article out of the blue because I was ticked when I should have finished the other article. This post is just here to tell me to write that…

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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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Intergenerational equity is a guiding principle for climate change adaptation measures and sustainable development. The fear is that those who contribute most to carbon pollution will not be around to face its dire impacts. As a result of this concern of intergenerational equity, atmospheric trust litigation has arisen through the innovative use of the centuries…

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