When disaster strikes, prisoners’ rights are often forgotten about. A new paper recommends changes that can help protect them.
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Author at State of the Planet
A group of 25 children and young adults are suing the Colombian government, demanding the protection of their constitutional rights to health, food, water, and a healthy environment.
A new working paper from the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law analyzes 2017’s climate-related lawsuits.
The Silencing Science Tracker, from Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, will log actions by the U.S. government to silence scientists working on environmental, public health and climate issues.
Pruitt’s policy runs counter to existing conflict-of-interests law, and is on its face arbitrary and capricious.
Like Big Tobacco, fossil fuel companies have knowingly sold a product that causes harm while covering up and distorting the truth. Can they be sued for climate-related damages?
In a lecture at Columbia Law School, Gina McCarthy sharply critiqued the Trump administration’s environmental policies, but offered hope that grassroots movements and other branches of government can make a difference.
New York’s lessons from Hurricane Sandy can help in the wake of Harvey and Irma.
From managing flood insurance to controlling toxic pollutants, these policy issues will influence how well Texas can bounce back from the disaster, and how we’ll handle such storms in the future.