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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Preventing the “Exxon Valdez”

The following MP3 was recorded on Thursday, June 19, 2008 Randy Hill The Supreme Court will decide this term whether Exxon must pay $5 billion in punitive damages for the Exxon Valdez spill. Would such a judgment deter future spills? Randy Hill of the U.S. EPA will discuss recent research on the effect of legal […]

Climate Change in the Courtroom

The following MP3 was recorded on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Patrick Parenteau Can litigation solve climate change? No, but it can help galvanize public support and goad the sluggish political process into action before it’s too late. It can also draw attention to the plight of those most at risk––from the Inuit of Alaska to […]

Whales’ Tales: Sonar and National Defense

The following MP3 was recorded on Thursday, June 5 Stephen Dycus and David Mears Recent litigation brought by the NRDC to protect marine mammals from the Navy’s peace-time use of sonar raises questions about the application of environmental laws to military activities at home and abroad, as well as issues regarding the authority of the […]