Tag Archives: Environment

DC Cir: No Property Right In A Clean And Pure Environment Because No Right To Exclude Others

Remember that case from earlier this year where the Hawaii Supreme Court held that for purposes of Hawaii's Due Process Clause, the Sierra Club (any "person," actually) has a property right in a "clean and healthful environment?" We asked if … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh, the N-word, and Hostile Work Environment

To state a hostile work environment claim, an employee must allege that (s)he was subjected to discriminatory harassment that was "severe or pervasive." What about one incident? Obviously, that's not pervasive; but, when is one incident severe enough to create … Continue reading

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Eagle on Common Law and the Environment

Steven J. Eagle (George Mason) has posted The Role of the Common Law in Defining and Protecting the Environment: A Prolegomenon on SSRN. Heres the abstract: This article surveys contemporary issues in defining and protecting the environment. It stresses the… … Continue reading

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Germany’s Federal Environment Ministry Holds NanoDialog on Nano-In-Vivo

On April 23-24, 2018, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) held a NanoDialog to discuss “Nano-In-Vivo,” a long-term research project intended to close existing data gaps concerning the safety of nanomaterials.  BMU, the Federal … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Ruling Represents Big Win for State Water Board–& California’s Environment

The California Supreme Court has handed the State Water Resources Control Board a major legal win, rejecting an industry challenge to the “user pays”-based system of funding the Board’s water pollution control system.  In doing so, the Supreme Court has … Continue reading

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