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A solution-oriented publication, GreenLaw aims to provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law.

Sea Level Rise and Adaptive Development

The California Climate Action Team projects that climate change will cause the sea level to rise between seven and ten inches by the year 2050 and thirty-one to sixty-nine inches by 2100, affecting roughly 6% of the United States population that lives within 3 meters...

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A Case Study of the Tacoma, Washington Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are comprehensive roadmaps addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and climate resilience. Local CAPs – those administered by towns, cities, and counties – are integral to addressing climate change. Pursuant to city police power, local...

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A Framework Law for Implementing Climate Resilient Development

Introduction According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Resilient Development (CRD) is an effective method of managing climate change and one of the major strategies available to combat the catastrophic consequences of global warming....

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The Problems with the Major Questions Doctrine

In the 2021 case West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the majority opinion, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, formulated a new standard for agency regulation review. This new standard is called the “major questions doctrine.” The major...

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