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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Tort of Ecological Degradation

The following MP3 was recorded on Thursday, July 31, 2008. Joe Guth America permits environmental damage unless the responsible action can be shown not to provide a net social benefit. This allows legally justified environmental damage to grow without limit. The law should be redesigned to constrain environmental damage to an ecologically sustainable scale. Guth […]

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, 2008. 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 […]