People Places Planet Podcast
Summary: Welcome to People Places Planet Podcast, the official podcast of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities, founded on the rule of law.
We talk to Matthew Metz and Janelle London, co-executive directors at Coltura, about a recent article they wrote for ELR. In it, they posit that state and local governments should regulate gas stations to advance their climate goals, reduce pollution, improve public health, and save taxpayers money.
In the latest episode of People Places Planet Podcast, Justin Savage, a Partner at Sidley Austin LLP who co-leads the firm’ global environmental practice, talks to NJ DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe. The two discuss a wide range of issues, including the incoming Biden Administration, PFAS, and environmental justice.
Prof. Michael Livermore (University of Virginia School of Law) and Prof. Richard Revesz (New York University School of Law) discuss their new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health, which offers analysis on critical aspects of the regulatory process and calls for the reinstatement of expertise, sound cost-benefit analysis, and the rule of law in public administration.
Tune in to hear Prof. Warren G. Lavey discuss his article, Toolkit for Integrating Climate Change into Ten High-Enrollment Law School Courses (2019), and learn why an understanding of climate change needs to be integrated into the law school curriculum and how we might overcome the climate competency shortfall in legal education.
The United States has created an intricate system of laws, regulations, policies, and programs to respond to environmental and public health concerns. Enforcement is vital to the system’s effectiveness. In this episode, Justin Savage, a Partner at Sidley Austin LLP, talks to Todd Sax, Section Chief of CARB’s Enforcement Division.
The United States has created an intricate system of laws, regulations, policies, and programs to respond to environmental and public health concerns. Enforcement is vital to the system’s effectiveness. In this episode, Justin Savage, a Partner at Sidley Austin LLP, talks to Susan Bodine, the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
What is driving this year’s record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season? And what implications is it having on coastal communities in the Gulf of Mexico? In this podcast, Amy Reed, Director of ELI’s Gulf of Mexico program, discusses the 2020 hurricane season and what it means for those who call the Gulf home.
Rebecca Kihslinger, Director of ELI’s Wetlands Program, discusses a new ELI research report that aims to identify some of the main impediments to efficiency in compensatory mitigation project review, as well as best practices to improve the process and ensure timely, ecologically viable mitigation outcomes.
As renewable energy development is happening throughout the country, changes in environmental regulations and related court decisions are impacting project development. Brooke Marcus Wahlberg, a Partner at Nossaman LLP, and her colleague Rebecca Barho, explain.
International environmental law is often characterized as fragmented and heterogeneous; there is currently no single, overarching framework that outlines a set of rules and criteria of general application in international environmental law. In the latest episode of People Places Planet Podcast, we explore the recent push for a set of globally recognized principles on environmental law—called the Global Pact for the Environment—under the United Nations.
We talk to Prof. Randall S. Abate about his forthcoming book, What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law? (2d ed. ELI Press 2020). Tune in to learn about what animal law can learn from environmental law and how the two movements can better coordinate their common objectives.
There are many benefits to solar energy, but what about its impacts on wildlife? In this episode, we "engage the experts” and listen in on a conversation between Brooke Marcus Wahlberg, a Partner at Nossaman LLP, and Dr. Karl Kosciuch, a senior biologist at Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc.
We talk to Prof. Jonathan Rosenbloom about his new book, Remarkable Cities and the Fight Against Climate Change: 43 Recommendations to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and the Communities That Adopted Them (ELI Press 2020). Tune in to learn about the range of ways in which local communities can use enacted ordinances to mitigate climate change while increasing their capacity to respond and adapt to its most harmful consequences.
Since 1989, ELI has honored over 200 champions of wetlands protection through the National Wetlands Awards program. In this episode, we invite our 2020 National Wetlands Awardees to share their thoughts on the same question: What is the importance of wetlands protection now and in the future?
There are many benefits to wind energy, but what about its impacts on wildlife? In this episode, we "engage the experts” and listen in on a conversation between Brooke Marcus Wahlberg, a Partner at Nossaman LLP, and Joy Page, Director of the Renewable Energy and Wildlife team at the Defenders of Wildlife.