In this eye-opening book, the lawyer who with his students fought and won the first Endangered Species Act case to be adjudicated before the Supreme Court – known officially as Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill – tells the fascinating story behind one of the nation’s most significant environmental law battles.
As such, distinct technical approaches are often needed considering the Gore and Torres factors to develop an overall allocation. These factors include both technical and nontechnical considerations that the trier of fact must weigh to arrive at the overall allocation. This article reviews the legal and technical framework in allocating cleanup costs at hazardous waste sites and presents several case histories illustrating the integration of fact, science and law in the final allocation.
Part travelogue and part historical examination, That Wild Country invites reads on an intimate tour of the wondrous wild and public places that are a uniquely profound and endangered part of the American landscape. Through this book, ELS members will explore several specific public lands, including Yellowstone National Park, Lewis & Clark National Forest, Arches National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and more.
How to deal with conflicts and other attorney-ethics issues impacting attorneys practicing in any area of law. However, those issues are heightened when it comes to practicing environmental law.
We look forward to discussing the lessons ELS members glean from this book, and how we might most like to see these lessons applied in our communities.
We invite ELS members to read and discuss the first book in the trilogy: Red Mars (1992). What environmental and political lessons can be learned here, and what role (if any) does this type of work have in addressing real environmental concerns today?