Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Author at State of the Planet

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Trump’s ‘Industry First, Science Last’ Agenda Is Costing Lives

The president’s ongoing war on science has significantly weakened researchers’ ability to respond to COVID-19 and other looming public health and environmental crises.

by Romany Webb and Lauren Kurtz |April 2, 2020
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EPA’s COVID-19 Policy Will Further Restrict Public Access to Climate Data

While hiding inconvenient facts may not be the intention behind EPA’s COVID-19 policy, it could very well be its effect.

by Romany Webb |April 2, 2020
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Tribes Claim U.S. Government Violates Human Rights by Failing to Address Climate-Forced Displacement

Five U.S. tribes claim that climate change compromises their human rights, including rights to life, health, housing, water, sanitation, and a healthy environment.

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12 Legal Tools to Push Climate Preparedness

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and severe. Here are 12 ways the law can help society cope with these impacts.

by |December 16, 2019
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U.S. Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump: Year Two

A new report documents 94 attempts by the Trump Administration to undermine climate protections in 2017 and 2018—and finds that the courts have largely constrained these rollbacks.

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Climate Law Expert Testifies to Congress on Renewable Energy

Testifying before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Columbia’s Mike Gerrard suggested ways to the reduce the legal hurdles of building renewable energy projects on public lands.

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New Recommendations for a Climate-Smart National Flood Insurance Program

A new article co-authored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law provides key recommendations on how to change flood insurance for a changing climate.

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Why We Shouldn’t Let Maritime Boundaries Shrink as Coastlines Recede

Climate change will pose many challenges for small island states — and shrinking maritime boundaries would only make matters worse, argues one climate lawyer.

A Preview of How Climate Science Could Play Out in ‘Juliana v. United States’ Courtroom

Climate change lawyers break down the key arguments and points of contention for “the trial of the century.”

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Silencing Science Tracker Expanded to Include State and Local Government Actions

Because the federal government isn’t the only one trying to censor, misrepresent, or otherwise stifle science.

by |September 24, 2018