Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Rapanos - ELI Seminar

A fractured Supreme Court provided conflicting views of when ecologically valuable wetlands are protected by federal law. With four Justices arguing for a constrained reading that would hobble the Clean Water Act, and four Justices arguing in favor of robust federal protection, Justice Kennedy’s concurring opinion, citing ELI’s first amicus brief, emerged as the one most likely to shape the law in future cases. Read ELI’s full press release.

Also, RSVP today for the July 11 ELI Seminar After Rapanos and Carabell, co-sponsored by ABA s Section on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources, Constitutional Law Committee; and the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section.

Original Post:
We all might want to take a deep breath before we discuss Rapanos -- we start with good stuff from  Lazarus and Buzbee.  Let's not get too hysterical: the world hasn't come to an end -- it's only the plurality that doesn't understand hydrology, the hydrological cycle, and the significance of wetlands.

Rapanos Opinion

SCOTUS    Richard Lazarus -- "Environmental law now has its own Bakke"
                 William Buzbee

Other blogs Eminent Domain
                   Volokh Conspiracy-Jonathan Adler 
                   ACS - Doug Kendall

PLF blog (I know they announced one.  I haven't visited it.  I don't care to make them money.)  I can't resist posting this reaction though  Hugh Hewitt

Biodiversity, Cases, Governance/Management, Land Use, Law, Sustainability, US, Water Quality, Water Resources | Permalink

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