Beer-Brewing Monks of Norcia

It seems like almost every new day brings a new natural disaster. As if nature is on a relentless attack with unlimited reinforcements at its disposal. A massive hurricane in Houston floods an entire city and displaces tens of thousands. A few days later another one ravages the Caribbean and wreaks havoc on the Gulf … Continue reading Beer-Brewing Monks of Norcia

Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Trump & The Antiquities Act

“There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation … Continue reading Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Trump & The Antiquities Act

Limits on the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Environmental Law Context

A recent case in the Northern District of Indiana highlights the limits of the attorney-client privilege. In Valley Forge Ins. V. Hartford Iron & Metal, Inc. et al., the court ruled that an attorney’s email communications with environmental consultants were not protected under the attorney-client privilege. Some of the emails, however, were shielded by the … Continue reading Limits on the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Environmental Law Context

“As people of faith, we realize that we have a sacred duty to be good stewards of the planet and to care for our brothers and sisters in need, who are often the people most impacted by air pollution and climate change. The President’s Clean Power Plan would mean better health for all and economic … Continue reading The Future of the Clean Power Plan

The Future of the Clean Power Plan

The environmental justice movement began in my home state of North Carolina. I’m a native of Durham, proud and continually humbled and inspired by the state’s natural beauty, from the warm blue coastal waters to the cool mountain air.  As a boy, I spent many Sunday afternoons after church strolling through Duke Gardens on the … Continue reading The Origins of Environmental Justice

The Origins of Environmental Justice